If I went shagging during police work time, it would be gross misconduct. If I did it as a married soldier it would fail the service test.
We have politicians who enforce codes and standards on public sector workers but feel free to do exactly what they want with impunity.
But, thus it ever was.
Well, except for the work of Mssrs Northcote and Trevelyan we'd have been in a much worse state.
Time to abolish that other bit of Victorian meritocratic BS as well.