The FOI Hokey Cokey (on expenses)
On Monday I suggested that you write to your MP to protest against the Government's plan to keep MPs' expenses secret. If any of you did, then thanks.
Today the BBC reports that the Government, and more specifically Gordon Brown, have done a u-turn:
The government has shelved plans to prevent the publication of more details of MPs' expenses.
Downing Street had indicated Labour MPs would be required to support proposals exempting such information from Freedom of Information laws.
But a planned House of Commons vote has now been dropped after opposition parties refused to back the government.
The Conservatives accused ministers of a "u-turn" while the Lib Dems said it was a "humiliating climbdown".