More Home Office Madness

The Economist has reported on Transforms latest stage in their attempts to get the government to release its anti-drugs strategy information:

“After thinking about it for nearly two years and trying out various exemptions, the Home Office has refused to release a confidential assessment of its anti-drugs strategy requested by Transform. The reason is that next March the National Audit Office (NAO), a public-spending watchdog, is due to publish a report of its own on local efforts to combat drugs. The Home Office says that to have two reports about drugs out at the same time might confuse the public, and for this reason it is going to keep its report under wraps.”

I’m not going to go on about this. I simply want to draw attention to their argument:

The Home Office says that to have two reports about drugs out at the same time might confuse the public, and for this reason it is going to keep its report under wraps.

No, that still hasn’t done it. That argument is so moronic I’ll have to post it once more.

The Home Office says that to have two reports about drugs out at the same time might confuse the public.

What? ……. What?….. I’m sorry dear reader, but I am struggling to comprehend such a casual fob off. The Home Office clearly does not give a damn about fixing the UK’s drug problem and instead thinks the whole thing’s a joke. Next they’ll say, “er.. well… the dog ate the report..” and then hide under their desks, giggling.

Poor Transform, trying to fix things with logic. Don’t they understand there’s no place for that in our political system?