There really needs to be much closer public scrutiny of how our taxes are spent - I saw a clip of people's comments on BBC Scottish news (I think Fri night) asking people what they thought about the new taxes being levied on us, here in Scotland. One lady who happened to be black, really nailed it on the head, with her comments. She said something like it is the waste of money in the public sector that needst to be stopped - she refered specifically to the health service, I am sure this applies right across the board to many public sector agencies and bodies. We need much more openess to ensure our taxes are being spent to give us the best value outcomes. This is a topic that politicians never discuss, as they are all as bad as each other. You only ever hear them talk about more taxes.