Vince Cable his adviser's and the Government did not make a mistake in under valuing the shares by over a billion. That was the deliberate intention . So that the spiv pals of theirs would make millions. Also a nice high paying City Adviser Job is going to be on the CV of the people who acted in the interests of the spivs.
You could rewrite all sorts of things this way E.G Kristallnacht 1938 German Government fails to protect Jewish Homes and Businesses .