In case you missed reading an extract of Heather Brooke’s new book, ‘The Silent State’, in the Mail on Sunday, here’s a link…
A second excerpt will be published next Sunday. Last weekend’s extract focused on expenses.
An early reporting experience in America taught her ” that transparency keeps those in power honest: more than any regulator, any bureaucracy or set of rules,” she writes.
The Telegraph did a phenomenal job presenting the data, and I don’t begrudge them anything, even if they did take away my scoop.
Brooke collected the judge’s award at last night’s British Press Awards for her campaigning over MPs’ expenses.