Friday, September 14, 2012

Ombudsmen must join forces, says LGO Jane Martin

Read the full story from the source Public Service However, the paragraph that interests me is reproduced below.
Martin [Local Government Ombudsman] added: "We would be in favour of greater harmonisation of public sector ombudsmen in England, but we should be very purposeful about it and very clear about why we need to do things differently."
I can tell Ms Martin why they need to do things differently, as can the majority of complainants who have submitted complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman over the last 20 years. They are totally unfit for purpose.

This view was also recently reinforced when a government select committee essentially came to the same conclusion.

I can also hazard a guess at why they are in favour of greater harmonisation of public sector ombudsmen in England.

If you want to hide a tree you put it in a forest, therefore, it appears to me that Ms Martin wants to hide her unfit for purpose organisation among other unfit for purpose organisations such as the CQC. That way they are less likely to be identified as the worse ombudsmen in the world.

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