The General Meddling Council

Dalrymple has an essay in The Salisbury Review on a new proposal by the General Medical Council to revalidate doctors, which he calls unnecessary, error-prone and indicative of unrestrained government:

No number of revelations of bureaucratic incapacity ever reins in the politico-bureaucratic ambition to bring about perfection by the administrative elimination of problems, be they real or imagined. Indeed, the worse the bureaucratic failures the better: for failure is the perfect locus standi for further bureaucratic intervention and institutional growth.

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