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How Freedom of Information requests led to a Parliamentary scandal: Read an excerpt from Heather Brooke’s bookHow Freedom of Information requests led to a Parliamentary scandal: Read an excerpt from Heather Brooke’s book

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The British Parliament elected in 2005 has an unfortunate nickname  — the “Rotten Parliament.” Journalist Heather Brooke had a lot to do with the uncovering of their rottenness. In 2004, just a few years after the passage of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act, Brooke began requesting documentation on members of Parliament’s expenses, from their […]