Ask a Policeman*

A few weeks ago, Lynne Owens, the Chief Constable of Surrey Police, piously weighed in on the perennial debate that FOI is a waste of money: “The irony is the more FOIA requests to be serviced within legislative guidelines the less officers we can afford”. My fellow blogger Alistair Sloan wrote a fine piece about the whole thing at […]

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A Game of Noes*

Ever since I went freelance, my FOI-requesting has enjoyed a bit of a revival. Without an employer to embarrass, I’ve found myself asking the Information Commissioner all the questions I’d been wanting to, without fear of a boss or senior manager complaining about it. Every line manager I have had in the recent past would […]

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