Re: Hasty and bodged legislation?
"lying around in some Whitehall office for some time, fully worked out and waiting"
The office of someone like this already-mentioned sound chap, for example:
He's definitely "one of us", right?
Check out the connection between him and anohter of May's senior staff e.g.
"a fascinating tale of two Home Office civil servants who are having an affair together.
One of those involved is a no-nonsense Scottish divorcee, Fiona Cunningham, 40, who is Home Secretary Theresa May’s devoted spin doctor. For two years, she has been in a close relationship with her colleague Charles Farr, 54, a former spy chief who runs the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the Home Office."
warning: unreliable source: