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CCTV and Office Security

From our Swindon Correspondent:

From the Daily Mail

The footage of Mr Hancock kissing Gina Coladangelo was caught on a CCTV camera in his office on May 6, and secretly recorded by a member of his department’s staff.

After allowing a month to elapse, the whistleblower approached lockdown sceptics and asked them to help sell the incendiary footage to the media.

Northern Ireland Secretary Mr Lewis today told Sky News: ‘It’s something we need to get to the bottom of.

‘Quite rightly what happens in Government departments can be sensitive and important.

‘So yes, I do know that is something the Department of Health will be taking forward as an internal investigation.’

Yes, but this wasn’t sensitive and important. It was a minister committing a crime on public property. Which is in the public interest. Just because someone leaked that does not mean that they will leak sensitive information. Most people are reasonably moral. They don’t leak information about a celebrity’s health condition. They generally leak what they perceive as wrong. A few people have twisted morality, but not many.

And the government that created this law should be pleased that this happened. A criminal act was exposed. Is this the party of law and order, or not?

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Michael van der Riet
Michael van der Riet
3 months ago

A few people have a twisted sense of humour, like me f’instance. Hancock. What else did they expect? Who was it that said, it is very French to have a mistress. It is not very French to be found out.

Boganboy
Boganboy
3 months ago

Sounds like the usual.

We need all these CCTV cameras to control your wicked behaviour.

What!!!! The bastards are spying on US!!

Though I am curious as to who put the camera there. No one seems to have mentioned that yet.

bloke in spain
bloke in spain
3 months ago

@boganboy
As it was part of the office fit, it was put there to spy on the staff. Whch it did, quite adequately

eris23
eris23
3 months ago

Didn’t they then act with dispatch (and remove the camera)?

Snarkus
Snarkus
3 months ago

I still dont understand the fuss. Isn’t a mistress or a bit on side SOP for any senior hiearchy? As such, doesn’t bit on side count as intimate association, hence ersatz family ? If so, not a violation of the the Rulez. As for cameras everywhere, what else would anyone else expect ? It is only recently judges have decided hidden spy cameras in female toilets were not a good idea and stopped handing out pats on wrists to the creeps.

Spike
Spike
3 months ago

Your claim is absurd that the typical person is “moral” enough to only record evidence of lawbreaking that he should have recorded. Or that it is decisive what the moral man will do. No one in Government will use the same technique to bring ridicule onto a dep’t head installed when the other party took over? Vindman wrote a script for a Trump impeachment that was always a done deal, merely by participating on a conference call.

john77
john77
3 months ago

I noticed the word “sell” in the report from the Daily Wail.
This individual (“whistleblower”) is moral?
Why do you think that someone motivated by greed will not sell sensitive information?
By the way, kissing a willing participant is not yet a crime – it was a breach of covid-19 regulations, not a crime.

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