UK Liberty

Well done!

Posted in accountability, freedom of information, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on January 21, 2009

This is absolutely brilliant.

Tom Steinberg, MySociety:

The vote on concealing MPs’ expenses has been cancelled by the government!

In other words – we won!

This is a huge victory not just for transparency, it’s a bellweather for a change in the way politics works. There’s no such thing as a good day to bury bad news any more, the Internet has seen to that.

Over 7000 people joined a Facebook group, they sent thousands of emails to over 90% of all MPs. Hundreds of thousands of people found out about the story by visiting TheyWorkForYou to find something they wanted to know, reading an email alert, or simply discovered what was going on whilst checking their Facebook or Twitter pages. Almost all of this happened, from nowhere, within 48 hours, putting enough pressure on Parliament to force change. …

I hear Unlock Democracy bought a full page ad in the Times, too.  Not sure if it’s this ad.

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  1. […] Dem Voice was one of the first of many bloggers to rejoice at Brown’s MP expenses […]


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