It's obvious from this story that incompetence and stupidity in authority is not limited to our parliamentarians.
It makes me wonder how people utterly lacking in basic common sense ever managed to get to such positions of authority - as well as wondering how much they get paid for doing a job that they are clearly incapable of managing.
Unfortunately, it does not surprise me in the least. I've no doubt that they have all got impeccable records for promoting "diversity and equality in the workplace" and have perfect attendance records on all the politically correct training courses and that, unfortunately, is what qualifies you for a position in authority these days while actually knowing what you are doing seems to be a "nice to have", but not essential.
When you realise that we are governed by people who openly invite foreigners to peruse our most sensitive secrets, who have turned over control of our laws and regulation to unelected foreign bureaucrats with a barely disguised distrust and hatred of our nation and that our national infrastructure is managed by people lacking the basic intelligence to foresee that de-icing trains might be needed when it is very cold ... well, it's no wonder the country is falling apart.