bumperbook.jpgYou need to read this book - even though it hurts. The Bumper Book of Government Waste 2008 by Matthew Elliott and Lee Rotherham (£5.99 + postage) is, sadly, even bigger than the last edition - because there's even more waste. £101bn of it in fact. That's enough of your pennies to stretch to the moon and back. Five times.

How can a government possibly spend £280,000 on a conference on value for money in the public services? Or £100,000 in assessing whether £400,000 spent on modern art in hospitals was a good buy?

Buy it here [3] from the ASI bookshop.