Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Urgent: Support Open Democracy in the UK

On the 16th of May 2008 the High Court ruled that MPs’ expenses must be published under the Freedom of Information Act.

This Thursday, MPs are voting to change the law to keep their expenses secret after all, just before publication was due and after spending nearly a million of your pounds and seven months compiling the data.

Your MP may not even know about this proposal (it was sneaked out under the Heathrow runway announcement). Please take a few minutes to alert them to this attack on Parliamentary transparency and ask them to vote against the measure.

Read more about it at mysociety.org here.

Update: We won! The government backed down - a true victory for democracy and online awareness of political issues.

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