I think what you are trying to say is so much work has been put in messing this whole affair around that nobody knows who is responsible for what/to whom/by anyone?
Maybe Nicky has a copy of Marmion up on her bathroom wall.
"Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive"
What she does not realise though is the poem is about the spanking that the Scots got at Flodden
ETC The spelling of Marmion.