Opposing the proposed curbs to the UK FOI Act

According to the unelected Lord Falconer the cost of freedom of information is much more than we thought it would be. And according to management consultants we could save about £24m if we change the way it is regulated.

According to Peter Preston in the Observer the FOI Act has done exactly what it was supposed to do: "tentatively begun to dispel Britain's mountainous clouds of secrecy. It has given television journalists fresh courage - the courage of facts - and handed the written press new tools to do what it is supposed to: inform its audience."

And for this reason we should oppose the proposed curbs to the FOI Act that are being considered by Falconer and the government.

Isn't freedom worth more than £600? (The Observer, 18 February 2007)