When this happens once, it could be simple carelessness. When this happens twice, something is up. The name of the official responsible the first time was not released. I wonder why not.
“Report: UK secrets again found on train in Britain,” by Raphael G. Satter for Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
LONDON – A second batch of secret government files has been found on a train, this time detailing Britain’s efforts to tackle terrorism financing, the drugs trade and money-laundering, a British newspaper said Saturday.
The Independent on Sunday, in a preview made available late Saturday, said the files were found on a London-bound train on Wednesday, the same day classified documents on al-Qaida and Iraq were handed to the British Broadcasting Corp.
The BBC said those documents, also left on a train and stamped “UK Top Secret,” carried assessments of al-Qaida’s vulnerabilities and the capabilities of Iraq’s security forces.
The newspaper said the papers were given to it, that it had returned the latest documents and would not be publishing any of the details they carried.
It was not immediately clear where the documents came from or which government body was responsible for their security.
Britain’s Cabinet Office, which coordinates policy across various government departments, did not immediately return a call seeking comment late Saturday. Neither did the country’s Treasury.
London’s Metropolitan Police said they were not investigating the incident.
Why not? Resigned to national demise?