Blocking the FOI act

by Sunny
22nd May, 2007 at 1:06 pm    

Tory peers will today try to block controversial legislation exempting MPs from the Freedom of Information Act, David Cameron said today. Speaking at a news conference in London, the Conservative leader said his party was not prepared to support the bill in its current form in the upper chamber. [The Guardian]

This is good news. Tory peer Lord Lucas’ blog is worth watching for updates too. Gordon Brown has also decided it would be a good idea to intervene and now says he wants to ensure MPs are not exempted from enquiries about their expenses.

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  1. Leon — on 22nd May, 2007 at 1:20 pm  

    Looks like the political tide is turning, no surprise Brown has decided to wait and see…

  2. Amit — on 22nd May, 2007 at 3:44 pm  

    Excellent, this is great news!! I was seriously starting to loose what little faith I had left in democracy. In fact so much that a dictatorship was looking mighty appealing! LOL

  3. lithcol — on 22nd May, 2007 at 10:42 pm  

    This really was a storm in a teacup. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if this was manufactured by the spin doctors for Brown. Just look at the timing and the number of MP’s voting and the shock horror comments after the vote.

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