Thursday 5 May 2016

And So The Pattern Repeats

We have learned that a court has alerted Police Scotland that there may be even more breaches of spying legislation than originally thought.

This is kinda strange.

Why would the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) feel the need to make the police - who did the illegal spying in the first place - aware that there may have been more illegal spying taking place than first thought? The police already know only too well how much illegal spying went on - because it was the police who actually did the illegal spying in the first place. Sheeeez!

Anyway, what it boils down to is that every other day we see more and more details about the illegal police spying scandal come out in to the open.

In fact it's getting so bad that I reckon it won't be long before the top cop in charge of the department involved in the illegal spying retires or steps down to make way for a new broom to come in and do the usual deflecting of all blame from police by apologising and pointing the finger to the old regime for past mistakes.

You know the script - it always ends with 'it was the last lot wot did it, not me', 'I've now cleaned house', 'it can never happen again', and the obligatory 'lessons have been learned' and all that.

Oops, I forgot. That's already started to happen.

Happy retirement Deputy Chief Constable Neil Richardson.