Guardian: MPs back 'squalid' curbs on FoI
MPs today backed a controversial bid to exempt themselves from the Freedom of Information Act—a move described by opponents as "squalid".
The Tory private member's freedom of information (amendment) bill secured its third reading by 96 votes to 25, a majority of 71.
This from the people who exempted their own bar and club from the forthcoming anti-smoking law.
That's it, I've started an online pledge:
"I will refuse to vote in the next UK general election if members of parliament make themselves exempt from the Freedom of Information Act but only if 10,000 other UK registered voters will do the same."
— Richard Carter, disillusioned voter
Click here to sign the pledge, or text pledge FOI-4-Parliament to 60022 (UK only).
(Remember, you only need to refuse to vote if MPs make themselves exempt.)