Unable to conceive that it may have made mistakes, officialdom seeks to set Johnson up as its scapegoat.
Thousands of grief-stricken relatives reckon he is guilty as hell, and want him sent to the scaffold.
The former Prime Minister, chastened at the start, began to explain to the lawyers how politics actually works.
At the very least, create separate processes for a swift, inquisitorial, ‘Black Box’ investigation to find facts and learn lessons, rather than assign blame or provide catharsis.
We need an honest debate about the right balance between transparency and security on the one hand, and the need for quick decision-making and private deliberation on the other.
The former Health Secretary, and newfound star of reality TV, seems oblivious to the air of bogusness which hangs over so many of his claims.