Anyone notice how prominent the Home Office is in this list of clusterf**kery?
Quite prominent in fact.
On the upside
If nationwide surveillance of email, telephone, text message and internet access was implemented by the same incompetent motherfu**ers the UK might still be a relatively free society.
However with secret budgets you can hire the most expensive, who might even be good at their job.
Which would say quite a lot about the priorities of those who have power in the UK.