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Peers rally behind public's right to know

The Observer reports,

"Members of Parliament who voted to remove themselves from anti-secrecy laws are to be 'put to shame' by peers gearing up to block a similar move for the House of Lords.

The radical action being discussed by peers across the political divide would result in the bizarre situation in which the public could find out about a member of the Lords' expenses, but not those of their local MPs.

Anger was mounting about the methods used to push the controversial Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill through from the Commons on Friday night. It had the tacit backing of Gordon Brown and his supporters, who rejected calls to block the proposals."

Glad to see that the Lords are wroth.