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Peter Hoskin

The “Politicians Against Redaction” movement is born<br />

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Predictably, a skirmish seems to have broken out between Labour and the Conservatives over redaction.  Here are two entries from Paul Waugh's Twitter feed which caught my eye while I was wandering around Westminster just now:

"David Cameron to outflank Brown by publishing Tory exes unredacted, unilaterally on line."

Followed swiftly by:

"Brown has just outspun the Tories. He's called for end to redaction. Tories should have got their msg out earlier."

All in all, I guess this represents a score draw between the parties in the spin war - and some welcome progress on the transparency front.  But - as throughout the expenses scandal - you do wonder why it took a public outcry for the politicians to think of this.