It is one of the easiest cries in opposition to shout: "Cull the quangos." That is proving hard to do even for such reflexive quango-cullers as Tories. One Conservative minister says: "At first glance, you think: that can go. Then you take another look and you find that a lot of these organisations exist for a purpose."But is it a useful purpose, one we need and can afford?
Or is it just more pointless nannystate illiberal rubbish of the sort Dick Puddlcote finds all the time?