Why didn’t they see it coming? Surely it must have been obvious after the Freedom of Information Act was passed in 2000 that something like this was going to happen sometime? Surely anyone with any sense would have known that the press were going to probe at some stage, and would have taken care to be careful. It was only a matter of time.
It is also a shame that the good MPs, the ones who only claimed what was right, are caught up with this too. I hope they sort it out soon.
The phrase ‘Augean Stables’ comes to mind.