Well, I have to admit that I am one of the affected by the security breach
at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
and I am not happy. Obviously, bashing together the Inland Revenue and the
Customs by then Chancellor Gordon Brown was a bit of a gamble, since it
brought together two organisations with a different ethos. Commentators
warned that the Revenue would become less user-friendly.
UK Chancellor Alistair Darling looked in a terrible state. The Northern Rock
mess is getting messier and Darling is the one, who has to sort it out.
Suddenly, the British taxpayer is on the hook for nearly a thousand pounds