Attorney General politically inept over BAE Systems

Ming Campbell has accused the Attorney General of political ineptitude over the information given to the OECD regarding BAE systems.

The Liberal Democrat Leader today received a letter from the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, regarding the affair.

Commenting, Menzies Campbell said:

“These events get curiouser and curiouser.

“Major decisions involving relevant information to the OECD were taken by officials and not by those with direct ministerial responsibility.

“The plain unvarnished truth is that Britain did not reveal significant information to the OECD. Not only was this a lack of candour but it was politically inept since the information was bound to come out eventually.

“These events make yet another powerful case for transparency and more effective scrutiny by Parliament. It will be an irony if the United States Congress gets more information into the public domain than Parliament.”

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