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Queen’s speech revives ‘snooper’s charter’ legislation

Queen’s speech revives ‘snooper’s charter’ legislation

The government appears to have left open the door to the resurrection of the controversial “snooper’s charter” bill to track everyone’s email, internet and mobile text use. Whitehall sources confirmed that the possibility of …

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

The extent of the Queen and Prince Charles‘s secretive power of veto over new laws has been exposed after Downing Street lost its battle to keep information about its …

The day in FOIA: academia and the arms industry, Tony Blair’s ‘gold plated’ pension, attacks on emergency service workers and pothole compensation

Top universities take £83m from arms industry

Some of Britain’s top universities have accepted millions of pounds from the arms industry giving the controversial trade “a veneer of respectability,” campaigners said today.

Figures obtained by the Huffington Post under Freedom …

CIA wins fight to keep MPs in dark on rendition

American intelligence agencies including the CIA and the FBI have won a court ruling allowing them to withhold evidence from British MPs about suspected UK involvement in “extraordinary rendition” – the secret arrests and alleged torture of terror suspects.

A …

Missing Met chief’s dairy halts FoIA request

The Metropolitan Police appears to have lost Lord Stevens’ diary, containing crucial information for the ongoing Leveson Inquiry into the illegal practices at Murdoch’s News International, the Telegraph and the Independent report.

According to the newspapers, the disappearance of the …