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April 15, 2009  5:19 PM

Set Your Videos: The Westminster Gravy Train

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If you haven't already done so, set your video, Sky+ or PVR to record Sunday's Dispatches on Channel 4. Heather Brooke, the UK's leading Freedom of Information expert,...

January 21, 2009  9:47 PM

MPs U-Turn on Expenses Disclosure

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The government took everyone by surprise today by not only dropping the 3-line whip on the bill to prevent disclosure of MPs' expenses, but also withdrawing the motion. Faced with a possible rebellion, the government very wisely...


January 21, 2009  9:28 AM

The Vote on MPs’ Expenses

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Tomorrow the House of Commons will vote on a statutory instrument to exempt MPs from declaring their detailed personal expenses. This is a disgraceful sidestepping of Freedom of Information laws that will undermine trust in our democratically elected representatives.


May 18, 2008  3:43 PM

A victory for Heather – and common sense

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Congratulations to Heather Brooke for her High Court win. Heather has fought the case to force MPs to reveal their expenses, and this should hopefully lead to an overhaul of the Commons' expenses system.

The attempt to bury MP's...


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