They’re doing a fantastic job.
The Civil Defence centre, the police, the ambulance services, the firemen, the hospitals, the army, the search and rescue specialists, the social services – they’re all part of the bureaucracy, as are all those who provide their back office support.
They’re organised, professional, responsive and courageous. They don’t get a great press and are often described collectively as a block to progress. They’re not called public servants for nothing.
Thank God they’re there when we need them.