Friday, May 18, 2007

MPs back 'squalid' curbs on FoI

The House of Commons has voted to exempt Parliament from the Freedom of Information Act. One of the few principled campaigners against the bill, David Winnick MP, is horrified:

"I believe it is wrong. I believe it is against the interest of parliament. I believe we are in danger of bringing ourselves into disrepute.

"The House of Commons should set an example to the country of honesty and integrity, not find some squalid little way in order to get out of the law."

We now have to hope that the Lords will support open government and squash the bill.

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