Re: 'Twas ever thus
All UKGOV/Territories and dependencies are being forced to reduce the number of contractors they use and to hand over work to civil servants. There's also a recruitment drive to persuade talent to take up a job as a civil servant. This is producing the expected results, the people who actually know how to make things work are leaving/have left. No one with any talent will ditch what they are doing to take a permies salary with the limited holidays, Dilbert pointy-haired boss bullsh*t and general mandarin quackery of the civil service. So the people they have are sitting down with copies of ... for Dummies books and trying to make sense of things. With no actual experience of doing the job the results are predictable.