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The Kim Jong-il award for democracy in action

Government ministers may have been embracing transparency by throwing confidential documents in park bins, but the GPC launched a security crackdown to protect its sensitive secrets.

Government ministers may have been embracing transparency by throwing confidential documents in park bins, but the GPC launched a security crackdown to protect its sensitive secrets.

In a bid to prevent leaks from meetings deep inside BMA House, negotiators told GPC members they were barred from telling LMCs and colleagues about any agenda item with ‘a box around it'.

According to the rather disgruntled GPC member we spoke to, ‘virtually every agenda item' had a box around it.

A special mention, too, for clinical commissioning groups, which were truly People's Republic in their approach to board elections – just 7% were contested.

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