Like many of my readers, I am old enough to remember the beginning of January 2013, when the press was all abuzz over reports that Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page had completed what promised to be an incendiary sequel to his takedown of the F-35 project, this one involving the Joint Support Ships which the government will soon be building a cost of more than a billion dollars each:
The parliamentary budget officer has been examining the program and is poised to release his findings once MPs return from their Christmas break.
Interesting, that. The MPs have returned from their Christmas break. Now they’re gone again on their February holidays. (Like all responsible employers, Parliament has set up its calendar such that MPs get at least one week off per month, in addition to their winter and summer holidays.) Kevin Page is now days away from his forced retirement. No successor has been chosen.
And the Joint Support Ship report has apparently vanished without a trace. The media isn’t even talking about it anymore.
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