Cabinet Office Shredder on the Blink……

14 Oct

MP’s dubious practices and crooked behaviour is happening with astonishing frequency.  In the latest revelation Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office and David Cameron’s Chief Policy Advisor, has been caught disposing of official documentation in St. James’s Park on five separate occasions.  The Daily Mirror reported that the papers included correspondence on terrorism, national security and constituent’s personal details……

The Law……

The Data Protection Act is unequivocal in its definition of what is considered personal information and how it is to be held, shared and disposed of.  Any document which contains a persons name and address falls under the act and if disposed of MUST be shredded.  Letwin admits to disposing of correspondence from his constituents in a public bin.  Therefore, Letwin has publicly admitted to committing a criminal offence……

Disciplinary Action……

In light of Letwin’s admission of guilt what action has the PM taken?  NONE.  This of course will come as no surprise.  Whilst the rest of the ‘honest, hardworking people’ of this country would undoubtedly face disciplinary action from their employer for a similar incident, the ‘Right Honourable’  members of our Government continue to act with impunity and keep their highly paid jobs and pensions……

What Happens Next……

The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an investigation into the allegations and is seeking confirmation of the content of the documents in question.  They will announce their findings and probably agree that Letwin was in breach of the DPA.  And that will be the end of the matter, yet another criminal will be allowed to continue to run our country and we will continue to let them, because that’s how our democracy works…… 

DISCLAIMER: THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT ENDORSE THE THROWING OF EGGS AT POLITICIANS……

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