Thursday 18 June 2009

Heather Brooke's verdict on the publication (at last) of MPs' expenses

Journalist Heather Brooke, whose Freedom of Information fight led to MPs' expenses being published here today, comments on her website Your Right To Know:
"The mechanics of this publication have been characterised by the usual chaos, confusion and obfuscation we’ve come to expect from the House of Commons and the Members Estimates Committee. No official statement was given as to the final date, time and format. Just rumour and speculation. There was a complete lack of leadership, no identifiable person responsible for the publication – just the usual phalanx of faceless bureaucrats avoiding accountability.
"I’m now wading through the documents but I’m doubtful that the public – who paid for all this – will see anything like the full record given to the Daily Telegraph."

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