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Email links Lockerbie bomber’s prison transfer to £400m Libyan arms deal

Email links Lockerbie bomber’s prison transfer to £400m Libyan arms deal

An email has emerged suggesting a connection between the prisoner transfer deal negotiated between Libya and the last Labour government, that could have allowed the release of the Lockerbie …

Cameron, Blair and their ‘grubby deal to censor Iraq inquiry’

Cameron, Blair and their ‘grubby deal to censor Iraq inquiry’: Key evidence has been held back in return for ex-PM’s neutrality at election, claims former foreign secretary

David Owen has accused Tony Blair and David Cameron of striking a secret …

Michael Gove under fire for Department of Education’s stonewalling of Parliament in response to MPs’ questions

Michael Gove under fire for Department of Education’s stonewalling of Parliament in response to MPs’ questions

Michael Gove has been formally asked to explain his department’s “exceptionally poor performance” in stonewalling questions from MPs, amid renewed accusations of a lack …

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 …

The day in FoIA: Royal veto powers, Blair’s bust, HS2 train’s countryside discount and Oxbridge behaving badly

Royal powers of veto over laws to be made public

Details of secret powers held by senior members of the Royal Family granting veto over Government legislation could me made public after a decision by the Information Commissioner.

The Cabinet …

The day in FOIA: politics in the Niger Delta, public servants expenses, olympic torch costs and roadside camera blind spots

Nigeria: British Govt Releases 2009 Letter of Tony Baldry

The British Government has finally released, but partly, the September 2009 letter on behalf of former Delta State governor James Ibori that it received from a Conservative Member of Parliament, Tony …

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 …

Cabinet’s Iraq war files will stay secret for three decades after publication is blocked by Attorney General

Cabinet’s Iraq war files will stay secret for three decades after publication is blocked by Attorney General

Secret Cabinet papers on the decision to invade Iraq could be kept from the public for three decades.

The crucial minutes of ministerial …

MPs criticise Tony Blair for failing to co-operate with inquiry

MPs criticise Tony Blair for failing to co-operate with inquiry

Tony Blair has been sharply criticised by MPs for his failure to co-operate with their parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information Act.

The former Labour prime …

Blair was briefed on UK UFO files

Prime Minister Tony Blair was briefed on the UK’s files about UFO sightings in 1998, newly declassified MoD documents have revealed.

Writer Nick Redfern urged him to “consider making available for public scrutiny all of the many and varied UFO …

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