Advertisements
News Ticker

Scottish Information Commissioner to ban opposition parties “until after the elections”

Scotland’s Information Commissioner has decided to ban all parties who aren’t the SNP until after May’s Holyrood poll, due to concerns they might “put forward a critical view of Ministers”.

The SIC said:

“This is not a political decision. But it’s clear that Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, Greens, RISE and UKIP are planning to publish information in the run-up to May’s elections that might make the Scottish Government look bad.

 

“That is not what Freedom of Information is all about. Thus, I have decided our only recourse is to ban them all.”

CdCAo-7W8AABKwH

Scotland’s opposition parties reacted angrily to the Commissioner’s decision, with the exception of RISE, who are said to be “looking forward to the notoriety.”

The SIC offered a fig-leaf to opposition politicians, saying that their parties could expect to be “thoroughly unbanned” as soon as the final election results are in.

Advertisements
About Dan Vevers (73 Articles)
Journalist, unpublished novelist and occasional swinger, politically speaking. Don't quote me on anything.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: