Thursday, July 10, 2003

A great day for open government in the UK

The British government has blocked its own ombudsman from investigating ministerial conflicts of interest on the grounds that it would be "prejudicial to the safety of the state or otherwise contrary to the public interest". So much for "open government".

Still, it begs the question of exactly what they're trying to hide. Time for the British media to do some serious digging, methinks...