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Prince of Wales

How to hide something from journalists: say it in Parliament

31 October 2011 ,
Today’s Guardian has a big page one splash on revelations that the Prince of Wales gets formally consulted (and given the chance to veto) various pieces of legislation. Well, I say revelations and the story is written that way – complete with references to correspondence seen by the Guardian and a freedom of information request. Except … take […]

Secret Royal influence or journalists not reading Hansard?

31 October 2011 , ,
I’m not an expert in this area, so there’s one thing that really puzzles me about the Guardian’s splash about the “secretive” process by which the Prince of Wales is asked to approve certain legislation: it doesn’t seem to me to be anything new. Obscure perhaps, but not new. Which is why I took a […]