So Jack Straw, our esteemed Foreign Secretary, has attached Sir Christopher Meyer, an ex ambassador, over his memoirs on the grounds that he considers them an “unaccaptable breach of trust”.

So Mr Straw appears to be suggesting that civil servants; people who work for or on behalf of the State, should not get involved in politics or express their opinions.

Is he a member of the same political party that was pressuring senior members of the Police Service – surely one of the most substantial groups of people working on behalf of the state – to support his party’s desire to extend the period someone could be held without charge to three months? The same party that was welcoming such comments from the Police?

Makes one question in whose trust the people should place themselves, and what one can believe when politicians complain, doesn’t it …