Refusing to publish the Report of the Inquiry into the death of MG Rover, even after all these years - though come to think of it, five years is a significant number for parliamentary elections - seems unjustifiable in the terms in which it has been justified. If the Serious Fraud Office is looking at whether there has been fraud the Inquiry Report can hardly be anything other than a public document, of the greatest public interest and public importance. Apart from that, every piece of information in it is in the public domain all ready.
It is not for a minister to determine what the SFO does, or what should be denied for our consideration as well. This is public knowledge gathered together for public consumption, part of that public being the SFO.
Just what comes out in its 800 plus pages so much to the detriment of the Labour party that this attempt at bamboozlement had been made? And how many gags does Mandelson believe he has at his disposal?
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