UK Government’s ‘Orwellian’ unit to be disbanded after openDemocracy revelations

The Cabinet Office has announced it will radically overhaul an ‘Orwellian’ government unit that has been accused of blocking the release of information. The news comes as a victory almost two years after openDemocracy first revealed that the ‘Clearing House’ was vetting Freedom of Information requests from journalists. At the time, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove dismissed concerns about the Clearing House as “ridiculous and tendentious”….