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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A "collective failure of judgment"

I don't know what it is about this New Labour regime, but most in office appear to be hapless wonders. Des Browne gives all the appearance of some kind of contestant on the Apprentice. He's not certain what's going to be said next about him. He will, of course, battle his way forward with cliches and pithy comments.

Today he announced that two inquiries into the capture of the fifteen Royal Navy personnel by the Iranian authorities have identified "shortcomings", but have said no one person was to blame. Browne said the report into the capture had identified "a series of vulnerabilities", such as inadequate training in boarding. On the decision to allow two sailors to sell their stories, there had been a "collective failure of judgment". After a bit of flannel and waffle, it basically comes down to the fact that nobody is carrying any can for this debacle. And certainly not Defence Secretary Browne!


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