openDemocracyUK

Francis Wheen discusses the Royal baby with Ian Masters

Wheen is evidently as enthralled with the Royal newcomer as the rest of us and talks to Ian Masters about attitudes to the baby in Britain, the US and around the world.

Francis Wheen
24 July 2013

Listen to the discussion here:

http://ianmasters.com/sites/default/files/mp3/2013mp3/bbriefing_2013_07_22c_francis%20wheen.mp3

Sign the petition: save our Freedom of Information

The UK government is running a secretive unit inside Michael Gove’s Cabinet Office that’s accused of ‘blacklisting’ journalists and hiding ‘sensitive’ information from the public. Experts say they’re breaking the law – and it’s an assault on our right to know what our government is doing.

We’re not going to let it stand. We’re launching a legal battle – but we also need a huge public outcry, showing that thousands back our call for transparency. Will you add your name?

Who is bankrolling Britain's democracy? Which groups shape the stories we see in the press; which voices are silenced, and why? Sign up here to find out.

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData