Even by their own dismal standards, yesterday's vote by MPs to exempt themselves from the Freedom of Information legislation plumbs new depths.
For future reference, there's a useful teeth-grinding list of those who voted for it here. They include 20 government ministers, and some dear old friends of BOM:
Just in case we somehow forget, let's remind ourselves that these appalling people are supposed to be working for us, and are supposed to be supplying us with a "service". Indeed, they even claim to need the exemption so they can "serve" us better.
And we pay for that service. Big Time. As we blogged here, when you add up all the various perks and incidentals (like say those scandalous pension arrangements) , the cost of the Commons is running at around £0.5 billion pa.