I'm stunned that Pickles has succumbed to his own inflated prejudices and scrapped the Audit Commission. Knowing what the big firms of auditors charge for their work in the private sector, you have to wonder if this will prove to be a judgement that will end up costing more.
Or perhaps we should abandon scrutiny of local authorities and their finances. That might just be easier. Not a good idea, but since when has that stopped them?