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Martin Rosenbaum | 11:57 UK time, Thursday, 30 November 2006

Two interesting things happened when Tony Blair attended a lunch on Monday for regional press political editors.

He slurped down a bowl of soup without using a spoon.

And, following a question from Paul Francis of the Kent Messenger Group, he pledged to consult 'very widely' on changes to freedom of information. Which (assuming it happens) would suggest much more widely than anything the Department for Constitutional Affairs has done so far, since there has not yet been any formal consultation exercise at all.

The lunch was organised by the Newspaper Society, which is campaigning strongly against the current government plans. The regional press would be particularly badly hit if the proposals do go ahead in their current form.

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  • At 12:50 PM on 05 Dec 2006,
  • Clive wrote:

Thank goodness someone knows haw to take soup, but I bet the soup bowl was the silly Victorian thing without handles.

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