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Posts Tagged ‘Jack Straw’

FOIA: “The pursuit of transparency is leading to dishonesty and intrigue”

Freedom of Information Act: The pursuit of transparency is leading to dishonesty and intrigue

‘You idiot. You naïve, foolish, irresponsible, nincompoop.” That is Tony Blair’s description of Tony Blair, on page 516 of his memoirs. Last month, the former home …

Straw and O’Donnell challenged over FOI changes

Straw and O’Donnell challenged over FOI changes

The Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) has challenged former justice secretary Jack Straw and former civil service head Lord O’Donnell over comments they made to parliament that parts of the Freedom of …

Jack Straw calls for Freedom of Information Act to be rewritten

The Labour Cabinet minister responsible for the Freedom of Information Act has called for it to be rewritten.

Jack Straw claimed that minutes were not taken of some “high level” meetings in order not to leave a paper trail while …