Tom Watson

David Cameron is drawing the blinds on open government

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

Hysteria to allegations of child abuse could be replaced by negligence

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”. 

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