bills itself on its own website as Britain's leading independent microeconomic research institute. The website also goes on to proclaim: We don't have politically motivated sugar daddies.
I have just one simple question: why would an independent research institute with no political motivation choose to release a politically sensitive report to the media under embargo for release on or after 12:01am this very morning?
Some government data such as school league tables and other complex data sets are released under embargo to give news outlets time to digest and present a complex data set to the public, yet most embargoes are just a simple PR tool to maximise press coverage by timing the release of the story.
Baby Flo Cam Under Fire Already
The news management of this story irked me, but it was this Tweet from UNISON head of press Mary Maguire which got me so mad - I just had to blog it!