Tuesday, April 05, 2005

On the warpath yet again…….

Letter to The BIG Lottery Fund concerning their pathetic cave in. Allowing HMG to raid the BLF piggy bank of another 45 million quid to fund their Schools food quango. A pathetic fop to the shame that pukka Jamie Oliver heaped on the Ministry of Education…..

Sir/Madam,
Is it true that us lottery punters are now expected to bankroll yet ANOTHER Big Government initiative?

It appears to be another BIG quango bonanza as more BIG money cash is pumped into areas that should by rights be funded direct from our taxes.

The BIG money figure quoted is £45 million.
This is utterly appalling.
This is NOT why I, and millions of other jaundiced punters play the lottery every week.

When John Major initiated the Lottery, he put safeguards in place to stop Government filching the cash. These appear to have been taken down and discarded - BIG brick by BIG brick.
The Government seem to view the BIG Lottery Fund as a sort of BIG piggy bank - to dip in at will, with no one from the Big Lottery Management Team (or 'flock' for short) saying anything about it.

There seems to be absolutely no time at all between a Government request for BIG cash and the granting of even bigger cash. Can you people only say 'NO' to the little groups and organisations - the very people that the BLF was set up to service.

I am absolutely disgusted. Your granting of this and other BIG money to our mendacious Government is little short of criminal.

Tell me - HAVE YOU EVER SAID 'NO' TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REQUEST FOR MONEY?

You should rename yourself - I suggest the BIG POODLE GOVERNMENT FUND.
Sirs, you are an utter joke.

Yours, etc, etc.

Tomorrow, the Big Lottery Flock hit back with half a ton of Alfie hating invective….. (And I’m still trying to work out what the hell they’re talking about)

9 comments:

phdmonkey said...

You've gotta love the stealth taxes and "inventive" quango funding initiatives. Having made a net profit out of the lottery (played 6, won 5, lost 1) and not having bought a ticket for years, I can afford to gawk in horror at how the lottery funding (supplied chiefly by the working classes) is doled out to elitist art projects and silly quangos. I can't help but think that the extra 20p per kid will just be spent on buying a classier chicken nugget. Or curly fries - they're ace!

TC said...

Alfie, I didn't realise Lottery funds were being (mis)used like this. Well done for bringing this to my attention (and for giving them grief). I would be interested to see the response.

phdmonkey, what the hell's your secret or are you just the luckiest person on the planet? My record is played (about) 10, won zero.

Kenny said...

Re the Jamie Oliver debacle. I was highly amused that the obvious solution to poor nutrition is to chuck more money at the problem. How's about just making better food for the same price? The two are not mutually exclusive.

Red_Fred said...

Alfie, that was a wonderful grumble, and its so long since I won anything on the lotto, I'm very hacked off to find that my much grudged quid is going towards a parcel of wankers. I shall order a new guillotine at once, and will lend it to you, free of charge.

Cheekysquirrel said...

If this is true I'm insensed!
Do you have a sauce, um i mean source?

Mosher said...

Andy, the big-tongued fop adevrtises Sainsburys. Since when were they ever cheap?

Bill Sticker said...

Oh really, the lottery isn't known as the 'Stupid Tax' for nothing.

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