The Mail's seagull coverage included an article criticising the HSE's new Mythbusters Panel
for not responding immediately to the Mail's inquiry (or, should I say, the Mail's demand that the HSE Panel agree with what the Mail told them).
But the Panel issued a statement
on the day the Mail put the story on the front page:
"We have now had chance to examine the facts in this case and it is clear that it was not about health and safety at all. The fire service itself has made clear that their decisions at Carlshalton were not based on health and safety factors. We endorse this view.
"The Myth Buster Challenge Panel has been set up to bring common sense back to decisions made in the name of health and safety, and to do our job properly we need to establish the facts. We will try our best to meet deadlines when we can but not at the expense of working on hearsay rather than facts. We said that we aim to make a response within 48 hours and it has taken us less than 24 hours to respond to this case."
Despite the Mail's demands that the Panel give them an immediate response, the Mail hasn't published this statement, despite it being released on Friday.
I wonder why?