Tuesday, 20 January 2009

"did they expect us to treat them with any respect"

The High Court ruled last year that MPs’ expenses must be published under the Freedom of Information Act. That was because parliament had passed the FOI.

These are meant to be published soon, so on Thursday MPs are voting to change the law to keep this information secret after all. Oh, and the cost of assembling the the data has been around a million pounds...

TheyWorkForYou has a special page with more information, barely surprising given this behaviour of our politicians. I'm expecting that everyone involved with The Convention on Modern Liberty and any other similar campaign is blogging on this as well.

Please:

  • Email your MP - you can go through TheyWorkForYou.
  • Tell your friends.
  • Sign up to the Facebook group.
  • Blog about it.
  • Sign up for The Convention on Modern Liberty.
  • Join in the campaign to reign in our elected representatives.
The title for the post comes from The Fletcher Memorial Home by Pink Floyd.

Update: 23:00 20th Jan 2009

Much discussion on various lists and the Facebook group, and this website is worth visiting: http://www.mpexpenses.org/

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