... as the Bristolian points out, is that "they must have a fuck-load of skeletons in their closet."
We frequently hear from our political betters words to the effect that "this matter is too important for party politics, so we'll get some experts in to keep an eye on it." The problem with this idea is that every single time, the "expert" seems to be exactly the fox that we wouldn't put in charge of the fucking henhouse, ever! Said "expert" is now also beholden to the government of the day for his paycheck, so he's not going to rock any fucking boats, is he?
So, under the guise of being above party politics, the government manages to get exactly what they fucking want anyway. And that is never good for the poor cunts who have to pay for it, i.e., you and me.