We have always been at war with Eurasia. We never promised more open government. We have not said we'd match the previous government's spending commitments. We have not attempted to rewrite uncomfortable realities.
Overshadowed by arguments about Syria and the vexed but all important 'tie or open necked' question for the photo calls, the leaders of the G8 countries did good this week with the signing of the Open Data Charter (ODC). But let's make it stick in practice.