Nich Starling is on good form with his posting on the data fiasco, pointing that the problems caused by this immense cock-up could last for generations.
Mary Reid was as shocked as everyone else and rightly asks why this has taken a whole month to become public.
Caron asks to what extent the staffing cuts made at HMRC have contributed to this disaster.
A number of people including David Nikel and Rob Knight point out that the loss of such personal data must mean an end to ID cards.
Charlotte Gore and Jonathan Calder both point out the government's hopeless record when it comes to IT projects and databases.
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