There is now a group seeking compensation to their families which they didn’t receive at the time.
Local government is again looking into empty houses. Tony Blair looked at seizing empty homes in 2006 with the Daily express running the crusade “Don’t let Blair steal our home”
D Notices are a system of press censorship. The name stands for the note (meaning ‘Defence Notice’, renamed a ‘Defence Advisory Notice’, or ‘DA Notice’ in 1993), issued by a the Defence Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee.
Moyra Grant, author of the book, The D Notice, states, “The guidelines also state pointedly that the D Notice system is a useful reminder of the legal sanctions which may be brought to bear if an editor or producer oversteps the mark.”
Eric Pickles has pledged that the new Government will scrap the army of town hall ‘thought police’ who are spending millions of pounds on suppressing freedom of speech in local councils. Under laws passed by John Prescott…
Gerald Howarth on Precott’s Town Hall Madness.
Gerald Howarth MP has written a critique of John Prescott’s disastrous Standards Board, which has brought chaos to local government in England.
Gerald co-authored a Cornorstone Group paper entitled “A Question of Standards” with Owen Paterson MP – September 2006
Changes pushed through by John Prescott have effectively gagged local councillors and prevented them from speaking and voting on issues where they have declared an opinion.