Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Reasonable requests?

A nice response to the story this week that MP Chris Heaton-Harris sent a rather odd letter to University Vice-Chancellors asking for details of what they were discussing about Brexit. The request was fairly broadly criticised for being a) unnecessary as most of the information requested was available on public web sites and b) slightly "Stalinist" in it's tone. Heaton-Harris is now claiming that the purpose of request for information was as research for a book he "might" write, sure, I guess that's plausible (perhaps he needs to focus on his political work first?), but anyway, I still think the best response to this is not indignation, but mockery and ridicule. Lord Buckethead seems to have the lead on that front so far.

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