The ploy of redacting important information before giving it to a Parliamentary Committee underlines all we have come to expect after 5,000 years of rule by those who enjoy ruling: they wish to always control the flow of information.
They were caught out when printing presses were created and for all we know, they didn’t like the egalitarian nature of clay tablets, and now they are trying to rein in Internet provisions. China and turkey are not alone in determining what users in their countries can and cannot access.
It isn’t that the Conservative Party have done this to steam roller the country into the Napoleonic trenches favoured by Brexiteers, it is that they trumpet freedom at every turn. I would have more time for liberal tyranny if they admitted what they were and not pretended to be Father Christmas.