The British Empire was run by 8000 - 24000 civil servants. There are now 439,942 civil servants employed in Britain. What does this mean?

Posted by: cludwig

http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/uk-government-did-we-rule-the-empire-with-4000-civil-servants/

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439,942 civil servants are an unstoppable force of greed that will bankrupt Britain just like ancient Rome

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439,942 civil servants is not enough to manage Britain. They need more

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439,942 is too many. It should be reduced significantly

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439,942 civil servants is an abomination. Reduce the number back to 24,000 or less

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Britain is so rich and prosperous that it can easily support and justify 439,942 civil servants for the next 100 years

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439,942 civil servants is the right number for the needs of the 21st century

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