Monday, 12 October 2015
Freedom of Information law undermined by advisory panel?
This is a key piece of wider law signifying the UK as a liberal democracy, and perhaps ironically commended by Tony Blair's contention that passing it was one of his biggest regrets.
The law, in theory at least, compels public bodies to publish information upon request.
In practice, the foot dragging this often brings is akin to King Kong with a limp. There have been numerous high profile court cases, something financially struggling newspapers are wary of.
PM Cameron appointed an advisory panel which appears to be made up of critics and opponents of FoI, as this article details.