Sayeeda Warsi: My View, Transparency

Published in The Sun, Thursday 27th October 2011

WE work hard. Each month we get our pay packets. Part of it we bring home, part goes to the Government. We spend our part wisely. We root out the bargains. But what about the share that’s taken by the Government? Are they as smart with our cash?

For too long, they haven’t been. And for 13 long years under Labour there wasn’t any real transparency about what was going on. Now we’re doing things differently, publishing all big items of public spending online. It’s like when you go home with a new purchase, and someone asks: “How much?” That is the common sense we apply at home. And that is the common sense that’s finally being applied in government.