Monday, February 05, 2007

Spot the Disingenuity?

What a sneaky response,
Mr. Heald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on advertising with The Guardian newspaper, including online advertorials and advertising features, in the latest year for which figures are available.

John Healey: There has been no expenditure recorded on advertising with The Guardian newspaper in 2005-06 by HM Treasury.
I imagine that HM Revenue and Customs spent at least a little bit of some money advertising in lots of papers (not just the Guardian). Technically though it's not the Treasury, but practically we all know it is.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gordon's snoop dog 'Red Dawn" and her bizarre 'correction fluid' dependency:
The faceless council tax snoopers
"The officials have powers to enter every home in the country.
The astonishing decision to protect the identities of 4,300 staff working for the Valuation Office Agency was revealed after Treasury minister Dawn Primarolo agreed to place copies of their departmental magazine in the House of Commons library.
When the magazine, which is produced in the guise of an imitation of big-selling commercial magazines, appeared for MPs, it had been crudely doctored.
Faces and names of staff had been blanked out, apparently with type correction fluid."