Mark Devenport is having some fun at Martina Anderson's comments in response to criticism of the CSI strategy. The source of her headline figure is dubious. However, this misses the bigger point. Among the comments were the following:
"...how much of that is genuine or how much of it is about protecting their own positions and funding. There are a raft of good relations quangos out there which, quite frankly, are unelected, unnecessary and ineffective...Sinn Féin is committed to reducing this kind of waste and to cutting the number of quangos."