Ian Fleming must be turning in his grave

What’s the world coming to? Ian Fleming must be turning in his grave, as the media reports today on Sir John Sawers, the man set to take over as boss of security service MI6 in November.

It seems his wife, Lady Shelley Sawers has spent months uploading to Facebook, carefully building up a collection of photos and personal facts on the Sawers and their wider circle of friends and family.

I just don’t get this. I thought that members of our diplomatic and ambassadorial services, let alone our security services, were chosen for their tact and discretion above any other personality trait.

Surely such an obvious display of immaturity, combined with the addition cost of protecting the Sawers family, should debar Sir John from taking up his new position?

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