Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant
Nick Clegg was accused last night of mounting a Whitehall cover-up over claims that he helped fast-track Government funds for a charity linked to his wife.
Senior Tory MP David Davis condemned Mr Clegg’s officials for citing ‘personal reasons’ to prevent the release of emails relating to a £12 million Government grant allocated to Booktrust last year.
A freedom of information request for emails sent by officials about the deal was blocked by the Cabinet Office, which claimed that publication would ‘prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs’. Read more
Simon Walters & Glen Owen | The Daily Mail | 7th July 2013
Police fail to answer 15,000 phone calls to new non-emergency 101 number
MORE than 15,000 calls to new police non-emergency number 101 have gone unanswered since its launch four months ago.
Thousands of people hung up or were cut off before their 101 call was answered, according to figures released under freedom of information laws to the Scottish Conservatives.
Yesterday, politicians condemned the figure. Read more
Chris Clements | Scottish Daily Record | 6th July 2013
Investigation into Michael Jackson’s abuse of two boys was ‘dropped so he could meet Reagan at the White House’
A FBI investigation into claims that Michael Jackson had been abusing two young boys was dropped so he could meet the President.
The disclosure is in a 333-page document that shows allegations of abuse made against the singer dated back to 1978, when Jackson was 20, according to the Sunday People.
In the documents, released after a Freedom of Information Act request, FBI agents confirmed that they did not follow up claims that two Mexican children were being abused ‘because Jackson was to receive an honor at the White House from the President’. Read More
The Daily Mail | 7th July 2013