A Parliamentary Committee reports that the office set up by the government to handle difficult and sensitive requests under the new Freedom of Information Act is itself in breach of the new legislation. http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article1115911.ece It seems we could be going the same way as the US. We'll have the illusion of freedom, democracy, openness and transparency. The reality will be quite different - and contentious or difficult issues will be hidden from view. It looks like this law is another one to be disregarded or circumvented. And politicians wonder why we are a cynical bunch who 'don't bother' to vote.