Snipe - The Scoop

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Brian Coleman's Pyongyang-style firewall

It's not just elected politicians who Brian Coleman and his cronies want to prevent asking questions but his own staff as well.

I'm told that this blog has been completely blocked by the powers that be at the Fire Brigade's Union Street HQ.

Staff have been barred from accessing a wide range of blogs including one written by a Conservative Assembly member, and another by a former member of the Fire Authority itself:

Roger Evans AM - BLOCKED
James Cleverly AM - BLOCKED

I mean how paranoid do you have to be to prevent staff at a public body from reading the views of its own members?

And what exactly is it that Brian is so desperate to hide from his staff?

6 comments:

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Once you start blocking, you accept defeat. Yet another epic Coleman fail.

Mrs Angry said...

... luckily the same block is not in place at City Hall, or certain self obsessed Assembly members would not be able to visit us for their daily snoop ...

Mrs Angry said...

... oh hello:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23912956-all-of-londons-firefighters-will-be-sacked.do

Anonymous said...

To be fair at my workplace (for the purposes of disclosure, it's another part of the GLA family) all blogspot hosted blogs are blocked along with facebook, youtube ebay and a few others. Don't think it's political censorship in this instance.

AdamB said...

They're not blocked at City Hall and TfL.

Anonymous said...

Can't comment on City Hall, but i'm fairly sure I got the "This content has been blocked" message last time I tried to check a blog at TfL. May have been a temporary measure due to IT upgrades though.