Freedom of Information

What we need is a Freedom of Uninformation Act

19 November 2017 9:19

One dietary fad that never made sense to me was the campaign against the consumption of eggs. Now call me…

Government takes the trash out with barrage of sneaky announcements

17 July 2015 17:22

Quiet Fridays are the best sorts of days to bury bad news: or at least so the Whitehall wisdom goes.…

If Cameron is deleting all No. 10 emails, who will write his history?

17 June 2015 12:01

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Notes in this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow. Subscribe from just £1. In a few weeks, I…

One human right should not be able to extinguish another human right

1 June 2015 9:55

The Human Rights Act (1998) has a big fan base. In legal, political and celebrity circles there is much enthusiasm…

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…

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…

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…

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…