Wednesday, November 26, 2014   

Paper gets access to Prince Charles lobbying letters
(03-12 20:16)

The Guardian daily in London has won a court battle in its efforts to disclose letters by Prince Charles _ a decision the newspaper argues could shed light on whether he has used his position to influence politics.
The Court of Appeal ruling today came after Attorney General Dominic Grieve refused to let the public see Charles' correspondence with seven UK government departments.
The Guardian said today the ruling, led by Lord Dyson, the head of the civil judiciary in England and Wales, paves the way for the release of the letters which reveal how the prince lobbied government ministers to change official policies.
Grieve had argued the particularly frank letters reflect the personal views of Charles, who is first in line to the throne. The fear is Britons may not find Charles to be politically neutral _ as a king must be _ and the monarchy would be undermined.
The Guardian has campaigned for letters' release, arguing the government failed to show reasonable grounds for them to be blocked.
Grieve's office will appeal.—AP


   
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