I was astonished to discover that correspondence from 10 Downing Street officials has been signed with fake names. David Cameron has now said the practice will stop but how extraordinary to do it in the first place. The use of false names on letters from No 10 began in 2005 in response “to a security threat”. Why on earth didn’t they just say ‘from the team in the Prime Minister’s private office’, rather than create such a nonsense? Surely someone could have guessed that someone would see through such a hoodwink, as Sir Gerald Kauffman has now done. I wanted to contact a signatory in the private office of a Home Office minister a couple of weeks ago to query a response. I’m glad it turned out to be a real live person rather than ‘a computer-generated pseudonym’.
All I keep thinking is ‘what else are they pulling the wool over our eyes about?’ Truly this is an example of security bananas.
Sorry to have done 3 blogs in one week, it’s like waiting for the Number 9…..