In what has been described as an "administrative error" our Government wrongly handed out surveillance powers to run-of-the-mill middle managers in local councils (instead of to senior personnel).
Now you may be aghast to know that even senior personnel in your local council can spy on you. Perhaps you didn't know this happens. It does. Welcome to the world of Big Brother. Your council can spy on you, and they have been doing so for a very long time - including among other things spying on your health records, communications with your MP, journalists' sources etc.
It's a disgrace that some jumped-up council worker has the power to spy on members of the public, especially when we all know that when you give these kind of powers to a council they will abuse them. Guaranteed.
It's all depressing enough without discovering that some lowly worker in middle-management further down the councils food chain has been given these spying powers.
It's nothing short of scandalous.
But as usual no-one will be blamed and no one will be held accountable for it - and all the budding 007's in Glasgow