Tory defence shadow's laptop nicked
The ideal man for the MoD
A laptop belonging to Liam Fox, the shadow defence secretary, has been stolen.
His car was also taken after thieves broke into his home in Southwark and stole the keys along with the computer and his mobile phone.
Police were called to the property at 7.20am this morning but made no arrests. Fox had been at home alone.
The Tory party was unable to say what was on the laptop. Fox was forced to abandon the launch of his armed forces manifesto today.
The Ministry of Defence, which Fox would be in charge of under a Conservative government, has been the culprit of many serious data losses in recent years, including the personal details of 800,000 armed forces applicants and three unencrypted laptops. ®
This story originally said Fox had left the laptop in the car, based on a BBC report. A Conservative spokeswoman said this was incorrect.
hmmmm i wonder was this a preventable crime
Maybe if Police investigated all Crimes from Vehicles then maybe it wouldn't happen so much.
When my Lappy got stolen the Plod told me 'We don't even bother investigating these crimes because they happen so often'
I want a Police Force to defend the Public not comply in our oppression.
Although! Is there such a thing now? Did the DEP have a section that said Anonymous Cowards are to be revealed on The Reg!
Nowt so gullible as folk
--"Bit unfair to imply that because he has his laptop nicked, that a department that in future he MAY be heading will continue to suffer serious data losses"--
Where have you been hiding recently? Don't you know an election is on and smear season has been declared open? Here's how it works. Take two unrelated facts; bend time and space to create an otherwise impossible link between the pair of them; then point a finger at your hapless victim and shout your slush from the top of the nearest roof top. Finally, stand back and watch the brainless lemmings suck it up like it was gospel. Job done.
So if the Conservatives get in, it will be business as usual then.