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MP’s plans to make their expenses exempt from FOI requests have collapsed. It’s a humiliating U turn for the Labour party, who were planning to enforce a three line whip. The Conservatives seem to have received slightly better publicity by changing their minds about it sooner and insisting they were against the idea from the beginning. The turn around came after a largely internet-driven campaign against the plan began, and finished within a couple of days.

The MySociety blog has some interesting statistics on public participation of this campaign