1 March 2007

Stop the info, save the money

Newspaper editors unite over freedom of information rule changes - MediaGuardian.co.uk
Here's one for conspiracy nuts.

The UK government is planning on restricting the number of claims that can be made under the Freedom of Information Act, to save money.

The suggestion is to "reject requests that will cost £600 for government departments to process or £450 for other organisations."

That isn't the remarkable thing about this story. What's unusual is that a group of newspaper editors are lobbying the government to stop the change.

Getting an ego of editors working together is like herding rabid cats. So at least our government has managed to achieve one remarkable and positive feat while in power.

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