After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be disclosed there has, naturally, been a lot of hot takes on the issue.
The courts decision may have implications on the monarchy, former ministers, the FOI Act, lobbying and more.
The following articles are the best analysis/comment articles about the court’s decision.
- Guardian – Editorial: The Guardian view on the black spider memos: a victory for the rule of law, a warning to Prince Charles
- Guardian – Robert Booth: An activist king or an apolitical one? Now Britain, and Charles, must decide
- Guardian – Joshua Rozenberg: Prince Charles letters case reinforces profound constitutional principles
- BBC – Martin Rosenbaum: Charles letters: What ruling means for freedom of information
- FOI Man – FOI Man: Prince Charles’ letters and the Veto
- 11KBW – Robin Hopkins: Why Evans gets the spiders
- Mark Elliott: Of Black Spiders and constitutional bedrock: The Supreme Court’s judgement in Evans
- BBC – Chris Cook: What will come out of the ‘black spider memos’?
- Campaign for Freedom of Information: Welcome for Supreme Court’s ruling on the ministerial veto in Prince Charles case
- Guardian – Martin Kettle: The ruling on Prince Charles’s letters is a huge victory for freedom of information
- Alistair Sloan: The Black Spider Memos – Part 1
- Information Commissioner’s Office: The Supreme Court’s judgment on Prince Charles’ letters – seven questions and answers
- Yorkshire Post: Charles and his right to privacy
- Guardian – Steve Bell’s Cartoon
- The Conversation – Philip Murray: The writing’s on the wall for Prince Charles – he has to learn not to meddle in politics