You will recall an earlier article on this site, Nanny’s Titanic, about the forthcoming Freedom of Information act. This act allegedly enables Nanny’s “charges” to access government records.
Nanny put her trusted and “respected” friend Lord Falconer of the Dome in charge of this; Lord Falconer duly pleased his mistress (Nanny that is), by ensuring that access to information would only be allowed if the government felt that it was appropriate.
However, Nanny was still feeling a little worried that people would be able to access some of her secrets. Therefore she has issued a decree, which orders her underlings to trash all emails more than 3 months old. This mass trashing will take place this coming Monday.
The operation will be unsupervised, how convenient!
We can therefore safely assume that everything, no matter how important, will be erased.
The pretext for this “Orwellian” purge of history, is saving space.
However, it should come as no surprise to the more cynical of you; that the decree comes hot on the heels of David “trial without jury” Blunkett’s resignation, and Sir Alan Budd’s ongoing enquiry into the alleged cover up of the affair by the Home Office.
Those of you who think the Nanny is “taking the piss” out of her “charges”, and the Freedom of Information Act, are right.
Nanny has no intention of presenting a transparent government; were she to do so it would expose to the world just how incompetent, chaotic and dishonest she and her friends really are.
Under such regimes, Ladies and Gentlemen, dictatorships flourish.