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