@ Tom Paine: ... proof here:
See MP expenses row and their attempts to hide and manipulate released data for reference. (Including the failed attempts by parliament to prevent disclosure under Freedom of Information legislation).
Also the years it took reporters to get access to the true information. For example the years of work of Heather Brooke. i.e.
p.s. do you work for them ;)
The way the MPs went to so much trouble to hide information (for years) proves they will never speak the whole truth in this data. Politicians are very good at manipulation. But then political spin is propaganda. Also the work of PR people was called propaganda before it was renamed into Public Relations which sounds so much more friendly that propaganda, but its the same thing. That is the job of PR to alter perceptions of things. In other words lies, manipulation and misinformation. :) ... welcome to the world of politics. its been like this for many hundreds of years. After all its where you get the word Machiavelian (from 500 years ago!), i.e.
Machiavelian: "being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli's The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality and the use of craft and deceit to maintain the authority and carry out the policies of a ruler is described."