I share the concerns of campaigners who fear the Independent Commission examining the Act will recommend the introduction of fees for FOI requests and rule that entire tranches of information should be exempt and stay secret
Where, a few months ago, Tom Watson and much of the rest of the country seemed ready to believe that the late Lord Brittan, the former cabinet minister and European Commissioner, was suddenly “as close to evil as any human being could get”, now the climate of national opinion – and particularly as represented in parts of the press – views Mr Watson, and maybe even the police, as seemingly “close to evil”.
Lurking in the confusion was a human story of something close to a broken friendship
But Lord Brittan's brother dismissed it as 'a half way apology'
Deputy Labour leader said the 'belittled and ridiculed' survivors of sexual abuse were the 'real scandal' and said all MPs needed to 'examine our consciences' on the matter of historical sex abuse
PM says deputy Labour leder 'has questions to answer' after he repeated comment from an alleged sex abuse survivor that Lord Brittan was "close to evil"
After the police decided not to pursue the investigation Labour's deputy leader wrote to the DPP to complain on behalf of the alleged victim
It smacks of a police force in a state of funk, having dropped the ball on Jimmy Savile and others
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he also suggested Corbyn's mandate was so large that he should be leader for some time
Both Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson have reassured MPs that they oppose moves to make them face mandatory reselection meetings before the general election
Swede who lost form and fortune in Allen Stanford fraud proves popular FedEx Cup champion
Discussions over who will take role to be held later this week
England's Justin Rose shot another 66 to share the lead at the Honda Classic at Palm Beach, Florida yesterday – but three birdies in his last five holes brought Rory McIlroy right back into the thick of things.
Rory McIlroy won the battle but lost the war. Having shot down Lee Westwood in yesterday's morning's World Match Play semi-final grudge match, McIlroy got held up and ambushed 2&1 in the desert by Hunter Mahan in the final.
As wee Rory discovered in July, the weather can wholly cloud your view of the game in general or of a course in particular. Play somewhere when you can't grip the club properly because your glove is so wet, or you're swaddled by layers into near-immobility, or you risk being blown over if you attempt any sort of weight transfer through your swing, or possibly all three simultaneously, and you're not going to be rushing back. Chorlton-cum-Hardy is a case in point; I'm sure the course in a south Manchester suburb is sometimes truly lovely, but all I can remember is a faceful of mud with every strike, not necessarily excluding on the greens.
Former world number one Tiger Woods is to return to action at next week's Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.