As the wheels continue to come off the story the Chancellor fed to the Commons about those CDs and the 25 million records there\’s two ways you can read this:
Sources close to Mr Darling told the BBC yesterday that he had been unaware that key emails had been copied to senior HMRC officials before he had made his Parliamentary statement.
1) He didn\’t know about t emails at all, in which case he was simply badly informed.
2) He did know about the emails and their contents but not that other people were going to find out about them. In which case he was well informed but thought that he would rather mislead the Commons than inform them.
2) Would, in previous times, have been a resigning matter.