Government Communication Network
The Government Communication Network it the British government's central public relations organisation servicing most government departments in the United Kingdom. It is the new name for the Government Information and Communication Service which was dissolved following the Phillis Report in 2004. The Report was supposed to investigate the Blair administrations spin machine and to herald an end to spin. In fact the result has been that spin has been entrenched, old restraints on private sector spin techniques have been abolished and government has been opened up to private sector PR consultancies.