The Telegraph is reporting that a junior civil servant has been sacked for leaving an anonymous blog comment on TheyWorkForYou.com criticising Hazel Blears over her flipping. Read the full story HERE.
Does this strike you as being a bit over the top? What it implies is that there is an army of civil service snoopers tracing anonymous blog comments all over the internet and then trying to trace them back to government employees. I am not sure how they do this, but no doubt someone out there can enlighten me.
Anyway, even if the civil servant concerned, Lisa Greenwood, has contravened the civil service code - and she wasn't even employed in Hazel Blears's department - surely a written warning could have sufficed.
UPDATE: Curioser and curioser. TheyWorkForYou have denied that this woman ever left a comment on their site.