Letter: Where is the freedom we voted for?

Sir: Freedom of information and open government fall within the remit of Peter Mandelson. If New Labour does not go ahead with it, we will lose what faith and hope we have in them, which it is his job to maintain. Mr Mandelson has no portfolio of his own, just a remit to poke holes in other ministers'. It would dignify him and the Government if his efforts were directed towards a greater good than Labour spin-doctrine: the honest and open presentation of government in power.

Why have they caved in so soon? Is maintaining the supremacy of the Stalinist tendency more important than reforming the way government serves the people?


High Peak, Derbyshire