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maggiewinchester Report 30 Jun 2021 15:16

Well, in April there was an 'investigation by No. 10' about texts on Johnson's personal phone concerning "text messages with the billionaire businessman James Dyson after concerns were raised about the prime minister’s texted promises to change tax rules."
So, it seems, changing text rules to suit your chums is okay, and nothing's been heard about the alleged 'investigation'.

Two days ago, there was a 'threat' of an inquiry regarding the latest use of private emails for official work, (Hancock in particular) but Johnson has said it's allowed.
Not sure were he got that information from.
So lucrative contracts can be made using personal email, and they can't be investigated for fraud.
That's jolly handy!

It also begs the question - why is the taxpayer paying for work phones if (as Johnson says) they don't have to be used!


AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2021 13:50

Have they said it isn't or has it been mentioned at all? where have you seen the info that it has Maggie.


maggiewinchester Report 30 Jun 2021 13:34

I want to know why the use of private mobiles for contract work isn't being investigated! :-| :-|


AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2021 12:39

from the DM on line.

"The decisions to use this space as his office have been idiotic. But the point here is this - someone repurposed the camera'.

He added: 'The implications of that from a security point of view is huge.'

It raises the prospect that someone may have known that the lovers canoodled against the office door and turned the camera to get the evidence that saw Mr Hancock leave his job and his wife on Saturday.

A Department of Health and Social Care investigation will now consider if the camera was swivelled around, and if so, who did it.

Documents seen by The Daily Telegraph say a Scotland Yard security review said that a CCTV camera in his office should have a 'limited field of vision' to 'ensure privacy'.

It says: 'The building has several balconies and terraces and it is proposed these will also need to be covered by security cameras.'

And a source told the newspaper that on two occasions Mr Hancock has had work done to extend his office, including expanding into an anteroom at the end of 2020, which will be looked at by the Whitehall probe launched yesterday.

Sources familiar with the ninth-floor office in Victoria Street in central London say alterations were carried out twice while Mr Hancock was health secretary, once to carve out the ante room from his office and then to extend the anteroom towards the end of last year.

Sajid Javid has taken over the office, and has had the CCTV camera above the meeting table taped up and disabled. "

Does this mean SJ doesn't want to be caught?


**Ann** Report 28 Jun 2021 17:38

Probably Ann….astonishing they did what he did in front of a camera….might as well have stood in the middle of Piccadilly
:-D :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 28 Jun 2021 15:46

** Ann** wouldn't it be connected to a central point?
Joy I was more thinking, if it was easy to do for that office it might be as easy for more important places.


JoyLouise Report 28 Jun 2021 14:52

Ann. :-D :-D :-D

I wouldn’t waste time on trying to find who did it, I’m afraid, as I think security of real state secrets would be harder to crack than what’s going on in the corridors and offices of MPs.

But that’s just my opinion, some may think differently.

Reminder to self: if I am propositioned next time I go to the Passport Office or LA HQ, don’t do anything in the confines that I wouldn’t want anyone at all knowing about! ;-)

It makes me wonder what they’ve got for brains …. I know what my OH’s answer would be. :-D :-0


**Ann** Report 28 Jun 2021 14:39

I would imagine it would not be too difficult to pin down the suspects…surely just a few will have access to that office.

However maybe the night cleaner decided to have a Netflix evening :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 28 Jun 2021 14:25

While I agree with you Joy, It is also important to find out if there is potential for a worse security leak. Is there somebody in security for example not to be trusted.
Namelessone I think it might have made more sense if he had said something like who had the ability to acquire information from the security system. Maybe his 'who had purloined the tape' was tongue in cheek?


JoyLouise Report 28 Jun 2021 14:14

What a waste of time trying to find out who let the cat out of the bag!

They need to get down to the nitty-gritty and spend time trying to claw back some of the misdirected millions if only to ease the burden of every member of the public - after all, we all pay tax one way or another.


nameslessone Report 28 Jun 2021 13:09

Most people would have understood what Brandon Lewis meant by saying ‘the tape’. What do you think he should have said?


nameslessone Report 28 Jun 2021 11:32

I bet there are now a lot of people exploring every nook and cranny in their offices.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Jun 2021 11:20

So surely they must have known there was cameras around ?

Wouldn’t security cameras only be in public areas though


JoyLouise Report 28 Jun 2021 11:01

They are absolutely vital in government workplaces, Shirley.

They’re even in other places - petrol stations, for example.


PatinCyprus Report 28 Jun 2021 10:47

Safety and security

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Jun 2021 10:40

I just wonder why cameras were hidden in their offices ? :-(


Dermot Report 28 Jun 2021 06:51

At the end, death wins all arguments.


Allan Report 27 Jun 2021 21:49

Because some politicians continue to act disgracefully


Dermot Report 27 Jun 2021 21:03

Newspapers condemn but continue to write about the subject.


JoyLouise Report 27 Jun 2021 11:45

Names, I think you may be right.

I can imagine some of them rubbing their hands in glee, thinking which of their family and acquaintances can best help them when their allotted time in power is over …. then directing the millions to keep them sweet enough to offer them a lucrative position when it’s all over.

Something rotten in the state of …..