I was as shocked as anyone at the news that 25 millions people’s personal data has been lost by the Government’s Tax agency, it certainly gives you hope that they will be able to keep safe all the information they plan to hold on an ID card.

18,315 families in the Fylde have been affect by this cock up, and all though currently the advice is no one has grounds for fear, it is still worrying that this data has been lost. However the most worrying news is that the office junior acting under direction from a more senior member of staff is being blamed for this.

I find scapegoating a very dangerous and unfair practice. The head of the HMCR has resigned, and quite rightly so, but there are political masters that still cling on to their jobs.

And while I am talking about resignations. Contrast the behaviour of the Head of HMRC and that of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, who steadfastly refuses to go, despite trying to cover up the killing of an innocent man.

I firmly believe that when things go so badly wrong, even if you are not personally to blame, heads should roll at the top, and in this case we’ve a chancellor who steals others ideas, bales out banks with our cash, and now seems to be losing personal information on such a grand scale.

He’s predecessor, now the Prime Minister is no better, Dave Cameron hit the nail on the head when he said it frankly Weird to blame the opposition party for a cock up in the department he was in charge of for 10 years. No wonder the title ‘The Bottler’ fits and sticks.

Regards,

Simon
simon@wesham.com 682582

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