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Lots of planning used to go on in the olden days.

These days, they just invade a country or bail out banks without any planning at all.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8114181.stm

And would be be subversives?

Can you download it?

I suspect there was a slightly higher calibre in the civil service in those days - cream of Oxbridge and all that. Deregulation of the City in the 80s lured away all the best talent, leaving the kind of pettifogging political correct limpwrists we have today. Also, a 'planning' ethos was instilled into government in those days, left over from the war years. Again, the 80s created a much more ramshackle, have it now culture.

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I suspect there was a slightly higher calibre in the civil service in those days - cream of Oxbridge and all that. Deregulation of the City in the 80s lured away all the best talent, leaving the kind of pettifogging political correct limpwrists we have today. Also, a 'planning' ethos was instilled into government in those days, left over from the war years. Again, the 80s created a much more ramshackle, have it now culture.

Not sure its a change in the civil servants, they have responded to the public view.

In the past they thought things through thoroughly. Nowadays we call that a waste of taxpayers money. They'd be labelled public sector parasites and lined up for the dole queue the minute the appropriate hue of government was elected. I think todays senior civil servants are capable of the same thing, just not expected to do it.

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Lots of planning used to go on in the olden days.

These days, they just invade a country or bail out banks without any planning at all.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8114181.stm

And would be be subversives?

Can you download it?

I think we can all assume that they are doing just that and a whole lot more. What about the field exercises they were doing during 7/7?

I think they have earmarked all subversives and have the internet totally sussed out.

are you going to imagine that a government that plans for a russian lunar landing has not contemplated the security issues associated with the internet?

the govt is EVIL, always has been, always will be. geuss that gives me a complete clean bill of health at the govt dohnut evil secret evil evil center.

Cant have people like me ever having a life.

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I do hope it's made publicly available, or at least dealt with by some decent academic papers. Very interesting period, that, and not a lot of reasonably conjecture-free material available on it.

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