Josh captures The ‘not so great and not so good’ essence highlighted by Steve McIntyre. Bishop Hill writes in Acton and parliamentary privilege:
Steve McIntyre notes UEA’s recent submission to an Information Tribunal hearing. McIntyre had pointed out that UEA’s vice-chancellor, Edward Acton, had told the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee that the emails relating to the Wahl and Ammann affair were available. However, they told McIntyre that they no longer existed.
In their defence, the university invokes the principle of Parliamentary Privilege.
Josh finds inspiration in this.
It is not really acceptable, is it?
(Note: the title is intentional, a fat fingered typo that I decided to keep because it speaks to the issue of pal-review, be it in journals or parliament – Anthony)