Sunday, 7 September 2008

Spilling the beans

The Mail on Sunday has a new angle on my own freedom of information case last week:
Secret advice from a foreign power, thought to be America, helped to shape the dossier that said Saddam Hussein could attack within 45 minutes and set out the case for war in Iraq.
Information Commissioner Richard Thomas' decision did indeed allow the Cabinet Office to keep under wraps something that:
would reveal information of a confidential nature concerning the relationship between the United Kingdom and another state or states.
The MoS again picks out the key sentence from the decision:
Mr Thomas has ordered the disclosure of material that could provide ‘evidence that the dossier was manipulated to present an exaggerated case’.

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