Inside View: Data explosion has driven down trust

By Jonathan Werran | 02 April 2014
  • Jonathan Werran

The explosion of data released by the accountability industry – those independent quangos launched by nice Mr Major in the early 1990s when his administration was floating on a tidal wave of sleaze allegations – has only driven public trust in politicians and public officials to ever-lower depths.

The Committee on Standards in Public Life, that lovechild of the back to basics era, last week gathered three eminent speakers to debate this troubling paradox in Westminster Central Hall.

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