What's amusing about this story -- dark and sinister amusement in its black humour I should say -- is the "defence" the Met puts up and its claim to have overhauled the flawed system which allowed Mark Kennedy to have intimate relationships with 10 women. Even though they've been found guilty and had to pay her a substantial amount, they completely fail to understand Ms Wilson's essential point -- that in a democratic society people should be feee to pursue their own political ideals without being spied on and betrayed by undercover spooks. On the contrary, they see nothing wrong in spying on people. Instead they bleat on righteously about how they've put new systems in place so that senior officers have oversight of these clandestine operations and that new time limits have been imposed -- as if this remedies corrupt practices.
You couldn't find a more blatant example of the debased mindset of today's senior police officers in that they're anxious to demonstrate how they've corrected the faults in the process -- so that presumably in the future they won't be found out. Richly comic in their blind ignorance and the fact they think they are acting responsibly.