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January 7, 2011 Off

Clegg’s reforms for freedom of information pale compared to his rhetoric

By Leon Glenister in Freedom of information

Nick Clegg has announced plans to extend freedom of information laws to make more public bodies accountable and to cut the length of time government records are kept secret from 30 to 20 years. While we inch slowly towards an open government, these proposals don’t strike at the heart of the problems with the Freedom [...]