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 This system of secrecy uncontrollable by the public is unique in democratic Europe. It switches the fourth estate, the press, de facto off. Even the Freedom-Of-Information-Act thus remains ineffective. The public will be duped, especially since may not even be reported if at all a "​super-injunction"​ exists. The inevitable consequence is a mutual system of mistrust between establishment and the people. This system of secrecy uncontrollable by the public is unique in democratic Europe. It switches the fourth estate, the press, de facto off. Even the Freedom-Of-Information-Act thus remains ineffective. The public will be duped, especially since may not even be reported if at all a "​super-injunction"​ exists. The inevitable consequence is a mutual system of mistrust between establishment and the people.
  
-Even the quite weak, but only, public weapon against this system is under severe attack: See latest: ->​[[http://​www.theguardian.com/​politics/​2015/​dec/​18/​tom-watson-urges-david-cameron-to-drop-sinister-foi-review|The Guardian]], __Tom Watson urges David Cameron to drop '​sinister'​ FoI review__+Even the quite weak, but only, public weapon against this system is under severe attack: See latest ​(18-Dec.-2015): ->​[[http://​www.theguardian.com/​politics/​2015/​dec/​18/​tom-watson-urges-david-cameron-to-drop-sinister-foi-review|The Guardian]], __Tom Watson urges David Cameron to drop '​sinister'​ FoI review__: "​[[david_cameron|David Cameron]] must abandon his “sinister” review of the Freedom of Information Act that could return the UK to the dark ages of private government, [[the_sinister_clue|Tom Watson]] has said. 
 +In a speech in London, the Labour deputy leader urged the government to drop its FOI commission which has itself been condemned for lacking transparency and initially planning to take evidence in private. 
 +The composition of the panel has also been criticised, because it includes the former home secretary **Jack Straw** who has previously spoken out against the FOI and called for the legislation to be rewritten...//​“The information commissioner described the review as an attempt to return to the dark ages of private government. Just think about that for a moment: the dark ages of private government, from the person charged with upholding transparency. That is sinister stuff but it’s true.”//​...//​“As prime minister, he is methodically closing all the doors and the shutters, drawing the blinds and the curtains, retreating to the shadows at the back of the national farmhouse,​”//​ he said. //“He wants to govern from the gloom in the old-fashioned way, without the inconvenience of scrutiny, abandoning any hope of decency or trust.”//​ 
 +Ministers are considering curbs on FOI because they argue it has become too burdensome to administrate. They are looking at placing limits on requests and the possibility of charging for information. 
 +Defenders of the act claim FOI has been used to uncover more than 200 major public sector scandals. These include the abuse of MPs’ expenses, increasing pay and expense levels of council chief executives, the black spider memos from [[royal_family|Prince Charles]] to government ministers, and the growing number of racism claims within the [[metropolitan_police|Metropolitan police]]."​
  
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