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Up in the Air

By April 8, 2010News

An Efficiency Czar

We at Boriswatch HQ recently took a trip to our local picture house to see the George Clooney drama Up In The Air in which Clooney is employed to go into companies and tell their staff that they are being made redundant. It appears that Bozza must also have enjoyed the film, as he’s just decided to splash out £130,000 a year on Nicholas Griffin, an “efficiency czar” expected to help the Mayor deliver £2.4 billion in savings over the next three years.

(Incidentally, I like how Mr Griffin uses his full Christian name. “Boris Employs Nick Griffin” not a headline the Mayor wants to see, I don’t imagine).

Griffin is a former managing partner at City consultants Deloitte and will be paid up to £130,000 a year to oversee performance at GLA bodies including Transport for London, Scotland Yard and the Fire Authority. He will, apparently, have to find £1.7billion of cuts at TfL alone. The axe is likely to fall in areas such as information technology and human resources and some jobs are expected to go.

Reports that Griffin will rack up Clooney-esque numbers of hotel reward perks as he travels around London giving people the sack remain unconfirmed….

One Comment

  • I saw this film, and didn’t like it. It was so miserable! Emotionally alienated George Clooney was kicked hard in the teeth by some slut. Just when he was able to open up, she kicked him right where it hurt. Another film I didn’t like at all the politicians loved and roared with laughter at was “In the Loop”, a political satire so cynical, I had to leave half way through. MiGod, the leading character was like Ali C.

    It is odd how practical Boris is. I always thought of him as a creative artist, but he also seems to have an extremely realistic, practical side. His cost cutting is indeed phenomenal and an example to us all.
    .-= angelneptunestar´s last blog ..MORE BORIS JOHNSON ADVICE FOR THE DON’T KNOWS =-.

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