Sunday, 18 March 2012
Everyone's happy. No blame, no admissions of liability - the usual outcome from government.
The UKBA will continue to be inefficient and the taxpayers will continue to pay the huge pensions associated with senior civil servants.
Theresa May still has her job and her new UKBA chief executive - a man who states it's normal to suspend staff after only 5 weeks in post - and who will be delighted to get rid of the head of the border force. Mr Clarke can now tend to his garden, knowing that his honour is intact and he can afford a gardener if necessary. The public are not to be informed of any negotiations.