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Monthly Archives: April 2016
To whom is the UK government accountable?
The question seems simple and the answer seems obvious. Yes, the UK government is accountable. If we understand being accountable as fitting one of the four types that Lord Sharman recommended, then it appears accountable. giving an explanation providing further … Continue reading
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Does the United Kingdom have the rule of law?
‘Wherever law ends, tyranny begins’. –John Locke The question seems odd, almost quixotic. In a country that prides itself on Magna Carta with a long history of common law, it seems a question that need not be asked. this seems … Continue reading
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Sir John Grieve and the Arcana Imperii: private accountability made public
Records in an archives create a public legacy to hold public official to account. As records allow powerful figures to be held to account, there can be a desire to control what is held and accessible in archives. In a … Continue reading
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