When the government say that the country is open for business, they really mean it.
By that I mean that they seem prepared to allow any old business to paw through our personal records, but that when it comes to things like negotiations on treaties like TAFTA (Tranatlantic Free Trade Area) aka TTIP, then the doors are locked tight and the public kept well away. Then it's big business only. Still I suppose that the politicians must do their paymasters a few favours in return for all the largess they receive.
Is there nothing that they won't sell? I mean they gave the Postcode Address File as a sweetner to ensure that the sell-off of the Post Office succeeded. They have plans to give our most sensitive and personal details to the highest bidder with the sale of our medical records and now this little earner.
I used to think that Parliament was filled with lawyers, now I'm not so sure. It looks like accountants have seized the reins, you know, those characters who know the price of everything and the value of none.
The sooner this bunch of spivs is booted out the better.
One thing does occur to me, will MPs arrange that their data is left off these lists?