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UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

Terry 6 Silver badge

Re: Several thoughts

To many things missing from that.

There's the Peter Principle


A class system that emphasises knowing (or being) the "right people" over meritocracy*

And above all, the products of the above making bloody sure that no one more competent than themselves gets a chance to be in charge or, God forbid, change things.

*A bit of research into the background and career of Toby Young will tell you all you need to know (not Wikipaedia - which says almost nothing). This will do as a starting point- though I'm no lover of the Guardian.

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