Phew! - somebody does something wrong and erm... breaks the law...
Serious Fraud Office (a branch of government bureaucracy) has been
adjudged guilty of wrongdoing / lawbreaking and erm... fined £180,000
by The Information Commissioner's Office (another branch of government
bureaucracy) - and the BBC (yet another branch of government bureaucracy) files a story under "Health"
Crikey! - you'd have to have some imagination to make that up!
I don't have the imagination and I didn't make that up!
The Environment Agency haven't quite topped that - despite trying hard
for over 4 years - but then again - they didn't release information -
they deliberately hid it!
No doubt lessons have been
learnt eh? I can't help thinking that there's a world of difference
between "an accident" and culpable negligence or worse = strategic
leaking by officials designed to undermine the position of another party....
No government officials suffered any personal sanction in all this as far as I can see.... Daft pooches chasing their own tails is one thing - but I think - we'd all like to think? - that humans were above this sort of stupidity.