Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Expenses Notes

Another magnificent own-goal by Parliament last week when MPs expenses were all published online. But they have been “redacted”. Or censored to death. Huge swathes of black block out any attempt at meaningful understanding of what our elected representatives in Westminster are spending our cash on.

The Sunday Times has another wonderful example of how the message can be distorted and the reader can assume the worst when redaction occurs; this from My Fair Lady ...

"I could have XXXXXXXed all night
I could have XXXXXXXed all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my XXXXXX
And done a thousand things I’ve never done before.

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