Re: Two points
"every IT project needs is a bunch of fucking halfwits with less than no idea telling you how to do something"
Its worse than that. He made it quite clear that they provide no real input and accept no responsibility for the outcome. It seems the DTA's job description is "turns up now again for a cup of tea and a biscuit".
"the PM's interest"
That PM would be the same bloke who gave some Russian fella he sat next to a paid dinner $10,000,000 of public money for, just wait you'll love this, electrostatic rainmaking experiments.