Political leaders have been quick to condemn the loss. David Cameron said “How could they be so inept. This leadership should go now.” A spokesperson for the Lib Dems said “To loose things like this catastrophic. It is a dreadful day for the nation”. For Labour, Alistair Darling promised a full enquiry and that no stone would be left unturned when it also came to looking at suspicious emails.
He also added that once he had finished the enquiry into the missing ballot boxes and the BRENDA post, he may address the issue of the 25 million details on the missing Inland Revenue CD’s.