FullFact questions whether a Sun article today in fact challenged the “nonsensical” decisions made by public bodies and which peppered its attack with examples of institutions too weighed down by bureaucracy to follow “common sense” and also questions what are the “back stories” to these case studies.
In the case of Simon Burgess, it appears that no attempt was made to enter the pond as it was decided that as no sign of life was visible it became a job for a specialist unit, one trained in ‘removing the body with dignity’. WT………? Why do we need specialist units to remove what are presumed to be dead bodies “with dignity”? Would not anyone so doing do it with ‘dignity’?
One strongly suspects all the examples chosen by FullFact are but attempts at ‘rear-end-covering’ to ensure that none of the organisations involved could be sued on spurious grounds by some ‘affronted’ organisation or individual. Three cheers for equality and diversity? Or is it a case of:
“A little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.”