Tuesday, 24 February 2009

What Freedom of Information Act ?



The Cabinet Minutes of the meetings, lies and half truths of the Blair Government that lead us into an illegal war, costing lives and national treasure has been supressed by the Government.

The Information Tribunal ruled last month that they should be published.

They had rejected a government appeal against the Information Commissioner's ruling that the papers be published because decisions taken in the run-up to 2003 invasion of Iraq were "momentous" and controversial.

The government could have appealed against the Information Tribunal's decision in the High Court, but has decided instead to use the ministerial veto for the first time since the Freedom of Information laws came into force.

Mr Straw told MPs that he had not taken the decision to block the minutes "lightly" but that it was "necessary" in the interest of protecting Cabinet government.

"There is a balance to be struck between openness and maintaining aspects of our structure of democratic government."

You are supposed to Act in the National Interest not Party Interest, you snivelling excuse of a man, and you want to be the next unelected PM !

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear


14 comments:

The Penguin said...

Slippery Weasel was Foreign Secretary at the time, plenty of access to the real Intelligence, handy he's now in a position to be able to cover his fucking arse.

The Penguin

Old Holborn said...

This alone is a reason to march on Parliament. Right NOW.

There are hundreds of thousands dead because of what went on at that meeting. You did it in MY name.

I DEMAND to see what was said in MY name.

Ampers said...

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear

Now where have I heard that chesnut before?

Alan said...

What else do you expect from this still callow student activist

Wrinkled Weasel said...

The FOI act is a clever thing. It would have bee far easier to enact a one liner that went "All publicly held data is deemed to be freely available for inspection unless, on the intervention of three high court judges, it is deemed to be in the public interest to withold it."

Of course they are covering up over Iraq. They all need to be lined up and shot, but I would settle for Blair, Brown and Straw being sent the Hague on charges of being War Criminals.

Dick the Prick said...

Unbelievably believable.

Delphius1 said...

Not suprising at all. Arse covering criminals the lot of them.

I think the odds of a cancelled election have just shortened.

Does anyone think they'll allow it if once someone else gets in they'll be in line for the ICC? They'll be shitting themselves if it happened.

haddock said...

For Tories, Dominic Grieve backed the decision to block publication but said it left an "overwhelming case" for a full review into the Iraq invasion.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090224/tuk-straw-will-veto-iraq-minutes-6323e80.html

Nu or Blu Labour, spot the difference

Katabasis said...

FOR FUCKS' SAKE!!!!

I want it to be over, I'm struggling to keep this anger in.

Shirking From Home said...

Fucking cunts the lot of them.

Harrithebastard said...

The ' Justice Secretary ' or ... Cunt for short.

Angry said...

OH - Are you offering to arrange the march?

Anonymous said...

I see that no one coughed up the money to help get him out of Africa in that e mail scam.

Does he not realise that no one paid up becuase they didn't want him back?

mikey said...

Dear Jack Straw

You are a cunt, a fucking cunt. Do you honestly imagine you will escape justice? Good luck with that, you Fabian fuckwit, with all your sense of entitlement. You and your like have been shitting all over me and my family for generations. Fuck you to hell.

Lots of love

Auntie M.

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