Freedom of Information

Prince Charles on a healthy-eating campaign with Jamie Oliver today Image: Getty

The Hippy King

26 November 2012 17:55

Last month I brought you news that Prince Charles was blocking Freedom of Information requests to ensure that his communications with government ministers remain hidden. Word is that the contents of these… Continue reading

The other side of the BBC. As a taxpayer funded organisation, it must remain open about its operations. Photo: Getty Images.

Another BBC scandal: hiding their climate change agenda

11 November 2012 13:53

While the BBC struggles to deal with its recent bout of self-proclaimed ‘shoddy journalism’, there’s another ethical scandal simmering away. The simple question of ‘who decides how the BBC covers climate change’… Continue reading

Prince Charles' letters to ministers are to remain secret, the Attorney General has ruled. Image: Getty.

Prince Charles’ letters covered up again

16 October 2012 14:17

It is no secret that the Prince of Wales is a plant-whispering greeny; but the precise nature (and bias) of his ministerial lobbying is to remain secret. Republic, the gloriously self-important… Continue reading

Michael Gove is to withdraw his appeal against his private emails being subject to FoI. Picture: Getty.

Michael Gove accepts his private emails can be searched

28 September 2012 15:56

Michael Gove is withdrawing his appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that his private emails were searchable under the Freedom of Information Act, I understand. The Education Secretary has decided… Continue reading