The Conservative Party has removed the archive from its public website, erasing records of speeches and press releases from 2000 until May 2010. Computer Weekly broke the story and we can only speculate that on the run up to the next General Election in 2015 they are deliberately removing unhelpful speeches and quotes.
For example, George Osborne said in 2007, “We need to harness the internet to help us become more accountable, more transparent and more accessible – and so bridge the gap between government and governed,”
In 2006 David Cameron told the Google Zeitgeist Europe conference, “You have begun the process of democratising the world’s information. By making more information available to more people, you are giving them more power.”
Cameron’s speech, in 2010, on the “Big Society’ has gone, as has their pledge to match Labour’s spending.
Read the full story on the Guardian website