Nothing changes

NOTHING appears to change over the centuries. It seems that, to a degree, the following could apply to both the amalgamation of our local police forces and the merger of Huntingdonshire Primary Care Trust. I wonder if others agree? An extract from the wr

NOTHING appears to change over the centuries. It seems that, to a degree, the following could apply to both the amalgamation of our local police forces and the merger of Huntingdonshire Primary Care Trust. I wonder if others agree?

An extract from the writings of the Roman, Petronius Arbitor, governor of Bithynia, who committed suicide in AD 64, having fallen foul of Tigellinus, a favourite of Nero: "We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we formed up into teams we would be reorganised.

"I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by re-organising and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress whilst producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation."

In the case of the PCT, add debt.

LJ BROOKS, Kings Close

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