According to Conservative MP Chris Grayling, journalists “misuse” the Freedom of Information Act to create stories. His comments came at a time when the government is trying to weaken the FoI Act.
However, journalists from national, local, trade press, generally – there will always be some exceptions – use the transparency legislation to access and public information that’s being kept secret; it’s information that’s in the public interest.
So, here’s 103 examples proving Grayling wrong. All of these stories contain information published from FoI requests.
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