‘Bring Jacqui To Justice!’ Gains Strength

After the lengthy Parliamentary recess and the Legg Audit the Sunlight Centre has launched itself back into the planned Private Prosecution against the former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.  A profile of the Sunlight Centre and an interview with Chris Galley were featured in today’s Independent. Below are some extracts and quotes from Mr Galley’s interview.    While her...
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PASC – ‘civil servants can expose ministerial cover ups’

The Commons Public  Administration Select Committee (PASC) chaired by Tony Wright MP released a report today which looks at leaks and whistle-blowing in Whitehall, PASC argues that leaks damage trust within government.  It also suggests that the leak investigations are politically motivated, including leaks from special advisers and ministers.  The conclusion of this report is for...
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Sunlight launches Sponsorship Campaign

Chris Galley research director of the Sunlight Centre writes on The Red Rag with an update on the "Bringing Jacqui to Justice" campaign for a private prosecution of Jacqui Smith MP: "We are very happy that the first day of fund raising collected something like 100 donations online and raised £7,000. We wait to see what the post brings tomorrow, most donations are coming in...
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Sunlight COPs Will Prosecute Jacqui Smith

 As revealed exclusively in this morning’s Daily Mail, The Sunlight Centre for Open Politics have instructed Bark and Co solicitors to prepare to prosecute the former Home Secretary for fraud. The Sunlight COPs are now raising thousands of pounds for the case. Please donate to our cause by cheque, card or paypal here. Here is what the Daily Mail had to say: Whitehall mole...
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Inquiry into Damian Green Raid Announced

Sir Menzies Campbell is to chair an inquiry into the police raid on the Commons office of Tory MP Damian Green. The former Lib Dem leader will review how the Commons authorities deal with search requests from the police. The cross-party panel also includes former home secretaries David Blunkett and Michael Howard and ex-foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind. Commons leader...
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