Back in March The Telegraph reported that
'Gordon Brown has been
ordered to release
information before the general election about his
controversial decision to
sell Britain's gold reserves.
The decision to
sell the gold – taken
by Mr Brown when he was Chancellor – is regarded as one of
worst financial mistakes and has cost taxpayers almost £7
Mr Brown and the Treasury have repeatedly refused to disclose
information about the gold sale amid allegations that warnings were ignored.
Following a series of freedom of information requests from The Daily
Telegraph over the past four years, the Information Commissioner has ordered
Treasury to release some details. The Treasury must publish the
demanded within 35 calendar days – by the end of April.
The sale is
expected to be become a major election issue, casting
light on Mr Brown's
decisions while at the Treasury. '
Today is May 1 and I have not seen the release of this information. Has the Treasury disobeyed the Information Commissioner? If so, why? This information belongs to the people, if it's release is delayed until after the general election then this is a major scandal. I want every blog, every newspaper, every journalist to ask just one question of every Labour politician between now and Thursday - What have you got to hide that is so serious that you have not complied with the ICO?
Meanwhile gold reached $1,179 on Friday.
I hope Gordon Brown and Labour are asked about this.
Gordon Brown sold the Nation's gold at rock bottom prices and, in my opinion, wrong in so many ways. Those gold reserves belonged to the nation not to Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.