I knew you were trouble.
10 posts • joined 16 Aug 2017
Train passengers eating stinky food can be a blessing in disguise. Years back I was getting the train from the Highlands back home to Glasgow after a week of hillwalking. I'd misjudged the timings and hadn't yet had a chance to get cleaned up and changed into fresh clothes. Sitting there acutely aware of my mankyness, I was saved by a pair of women who sat at the table opposite and pulled out their train snack: a range of pungent cheeses. Thanks for taking the heat off me ladies.
Dorries' shambolic approach to computer security is not exactly uncommon in politics. Things I've personally witnessed in the office of a prominent Scottish politician:
Admin access given to all staff, including unvetted temps and volunteers.
"You've brought your own laptop? Great, the wireless password is on the whiteboard."
PCs left unlocked and unattended in an unlocked office while staff go for lunch.
It's possible Marcus had insurance which included legal cover, but that the company isn't paying out. Given that the offences he's accused of didn't happen during his trip to Vegas, the company may be treating it as the legal equivalent of a previously existing condition.
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