Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Labour blames civil servant for Hazel's blunder

Mark Wadsworth ("accountant with attitude" according to City Unslicker) picked up on this story of the incompetence of Hazel Blears as being one of amusement:

A personal computer holding sensitive documents relating to defence andextremism has been stolen from Hazel Blears' constituency office in Salford. The machine contained a combination of constituency and government information which should not have been held on it. The theft may mean the communities secretary has broken rules on the handling of restricted government information, the BBC has learned.

which it is, but reading on its is also quite sinister as it shows Labour's contempt for the civil service:
After Gordon Brown was informed of the theft from Ms Blears' office, he told cabinet ministers to ask their civil servants to remind staff of the importance of enforcing procedures on the treatment of sensitive information

Lets just get this straight - a Minister of the Crown puts sensitive material on a personal laptop she uses for constituency business, takes laptop to constituency office and it gets nicked. Now I know that Labour has pushed the politicisation of the civil to the limits, but surely the haven't corrupted the independence of the civil service to the point where they are responsible for Labour Party offices?

Whats more, this is one of the worst kinds of bad leadership - my mistake, your fault.

There's no wonder the went after civil serf with a vengeance if this is typical of they kind of stunt they pull and the way they treat the civil service. Bastards, the lot of 'em.

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

Ta for link, as ever.