Tag Archives: Jack Straw

Party politics delays justice


Coming a year after the Tories failed to declare the full cost of their local election expenses in the General Election, there has been a further display of corruption by the party in power. Voters across the UK were misled by … Continue reading

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Freedom under review


On Friday, the Government announced that it was forming an Independent Commission to review the Freedom of Information legislation and its implementation. The announcement can be found here and it claims that the Government fully supports the Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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Money that isn’t so funny


The confluence of several stories, all on the theme of money, how much we ‘earn’ and how we use it seems to have arisen this week. Yesterday I heard Stuart Gulliver, CEO of HSBC telling us that he put his bonus into … Continue reading

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Lets hear the other side of the story


According  to an article in Mondays Guardian, our MPs are an industrious bunch. On top of their annual MPs salary (£65,738) a number of our elected representatives earn significant sums from second jobs (unless of course they see their role as an MP as … Continue reading

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