Thursday 5 February 2004

I'm a Politician, Get Me Out of Here

Here is an extract from the Liberal Democrat 2001 General Election manifesto:
The Right to Know

Individuals should have the right to know as much as possible about decisions taken by government and in the Scottish Parliament.

And yesterday in the Inquiry into the Scottish Parliament Building fiasco we discovered that:
And Lord Steel revealed that he had deliberately kept crucial information on this dispute back from MSPs, information which could have persuaded some to vote against the project and stop it in its tracks.
And who is this Lord Steel? The former leader of the Liberals!