Those words used in the title of this posting were used by Ming Campbell today to make the point that Labour, so keen to tell us that we need ID cards because "If you've nothing to hide you've nothing to fear", are running scared (with lots of Tory support) or providing the Freedom of Information requests of cabinet minutes in the run up to the Iraq war.
Labour motives are obvious. But we know why the Tories support Labour in this lack of freedom. Aside from David Davis, there is hardly a history of open government and a willingness to put things out in the open (remember Spy Catcher ?) from the Conservative party. But the truth will come out eventually on the way Labour and Blair manipulated this country in to a war.
At least we Lib Dems can say proudly that we did not support sweeping things under the carpet.