Francis Maude ‘brave’ – who would have thought it?

Our attention has been drawn to this in yesterdays Guardian:

Freedom of information: Minister aims to ease rules on access to data

Francis Maude launches public consultation designed to open up Whitehall

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude pledges easier access for the public to data under FoI laws. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/Press Association

A series of changes to ease the rules for freedom of information requests are to be examined as part of a public consultation designed to open up Whitehall….Read on…..

Bring it on!

Our informant particularly liked this bit, “This is designed to encourage better self-regulation on data storage by officials. If they know that more requests are likely to be granted then they will start collating information more efficiently at an earlier stage.” He made the following observation which I can still hear echoing round, if I put my head out of the back door. Ho ho ho ho ho ho ha ha ha ha hee hee hee!!!

Anyone remember the ‘laughing policeman’ song? It sounds like that, but far more hysterical!

1 thought on “Francis Maude ‘brave’ – who would have thought it?

  1. Oh how I’d like to type, sign and hand-deliver the letter from Monsoor Maude to The Dodger and Rimtan Rembik and the Corn-Fed Hogs at Town Hall Towers telling them they’ve got to become even more open and transparent than the grudging little bit that they reluctantly are now.

    Perhaps the Corn-Fed Hogs would be wise to prepare now for the inevitable Citizens’ Tsunami of FOIs … the opportunity to hide in the dark under a stone under the evasive pretext of using Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act is fast slipping away for you 🙂

    Ho ho ho ho, he he he he, lol lol lol lol 🙂

    “Rotherham” a town where it’s good to have great belly laugh from time to time. Oh my chuckle muscles are now in an ecstasy of muscualr spasm of delight and sheer pleasure 🙂

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