Practice what you preach
Here is an excerpt from Casino Royale:
James Bond: I always thought M was a randomly assigned initial, I had no idea it stood for...
M: Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed.
For crying out loud M is not Bonds mother, his parents died when he was a boy.
As M said in Skyfall "Orphans make the best agents".
Ummmm no actually. When she died in Bond's arms she looked at him and with her dying words said "at least I did something right"
Didn't you think that possibly she was referring to the fact she lied and kept Bond in active service when he failed the tests.