What’s happening in science and to our Crown Research Agencies? Well, it’s difficult to work out, but Minster Wayne Mapp has been musing out loudthat it might be good idea to shrink them down from 8 to 3, or maybe 4 or 5. Why? Well that’s unclear. The Association of Science put it down to a ‘rush of blood to the head’. Vernon Small put it quite aptly in Stuff.
In fact it’s difficult to work out whether it’s Mapp’s idea or whether Bill English had a word and asked Wayne to make it look like he’s doing something – like some of the other mergers in the past few months.
Usually we have a plan and any restructuring follows to meet the plan’s objectives. The problem here of course is that there is no plan, just a rush of blood.