David Walker’s riposte to the call by management guru John Seddon for the Audit Commission’s abolition has provoked keen interest on lgcplus.com.
The public services watchdog’s communication managing director has accused Mr Seddon of failing to understand the political context that the commission works in.
In his column for Politics Matters, Mr Seddon had called for Tory leader David Cameron to scrap the commission if he becomes prime minister after the next election.
Mr Walker responded: “It’s noteworthy in the Seddon view of the world how absent citizens and voting are.
“Councillors, media and the maelstrom of politics don’t figure. To him all organisations seem to be the same: working for Toyota equivalent to working for Torbay.”
The debate in this article - see comments - prompted an opinion article in the Daily Telegraph’s website.