I've just spotted in the latest catalogue from Constable, that a new book is coming out in March on government waste. David Craig, of Plundering the Public Sector fame, will reveal that since 1997, public spending has increased by around a trillion pounds - £1,000,000,000,000 - over £50,000 for every household in Britain. The subtitle of Squandered, pictured right, is 'How New Labour are wasting over one trillion pounds of our money'. One interesting fact which emerges from the advert is that by 2009, each person working in the private sector will be paying more each month into the pension of a civil servant than they will into their own pension. That should make for an interesting election.