Straw vetoes publication of cabinet Iraq war minutes – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2009 in freedom of information, Iraq, news, public interest, veto, war by sally

“Jack Straw today said he would take the unprecedented step of vetoing the release of cabinet minutes relating to the decision to invade Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw issues ‘veto’ certificate under the Freedom of Information Act – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 24th, 2009 in freedom of information, Iraq, news, public interest, veto, war by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has issued a ‘veto’ certificate under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), overruling the Information Tribunal’s decision of 27 January upholding the Information Commissioner’s decision of 19 February 2008.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Intelligence services demand veto on use of bugging evidence – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2008 in evidence, intelligence services, interception, news, veto by sally

“The use of intercept evidence in court for the first time could be stalled by demands from the intelligence services for a right of veto over the use of the transcripts from their secret bugging operations. The CIA is also unhappy that its intercepted phone calls or conversations between suspected terrorists could be produced in British courts.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2008

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Britain ‘to drop EU veto over law and order’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2007 in EC law, news, veto by sally

“Tony Blair may be preparing to abandon Britain’s veto over law and order policy in Europe on the eve of his departure from Downing Street this month, MPs fear.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk