The Labour Party and senior journalists will launch its own review of the Freedom of Information Act, it is reported. 

Under the direction of deputy Labour leader Tom Watson and former Daily Mirror editor Roy Greenslade.

The new Commission – in response to the government-formed Independent Commission, which has been heavily criticised – will involve journalists and transparency experts.

It will look at how Whitehall can be more transparent, the Sunday People reported. 

Watson told the paper: “This is the most secretive government in my lifetime and that needs to change.

“Obviously there are things government cannot make public but there has to be good reason for secrecy.”

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.


  1. Could you please confirm how much your leader earn. And did he take a pay rise to £125,000. Does he earn more Than any other leader including David Cameron. Also how much did he earn in expenses of 7 quid. Can you confirm that this did not get paid a daily allowance of 100 per day for turning up at the house of parliament. Can you confirm that he did not receive a single penny more than the £7 expenses please. I am asking for this under the freedom of information act. Many thanks

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