Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The minutes of meetings in which it was decided the UK would go to war with Iraq will not be made public after the Government vetoed their release
A move to have the minutes published had been made under the Freedom of Information Act.
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But Justice Secretary Jack Straw said the potential damage caused by their publication “far outweighs” any potential public benefit and has vetoed the release of records from 2003 discussions because they would cause too much “damage” to democracy.
He added the decision to go to war had already been examined “with a fine-toothed comb” in several inquiries.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm