Every Leader of the Opposition promises to cut the number of Quangos. When they become prime minister, they usually forget this promise and by the time they are out of office, the number of Quangos has increased. Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair, all promised a decrease, so why should we believe David Cameron when he promises a war on Quangos?
You may be skeptical, as I am too, however, those who fears their jobs are for the axe are taking Cameron's warning seriously. The TPA campaign director, Mark Wallace, has written an article for Conservative Home detailing how the heads of some Quangos are publicly sharpening their knives and pointing them in the direction of other Quangos. This is becoming a Quango war, and I for one am looking forward to the spectacle of them all trying to justify their existence.