A certain irony appears in democratic government claiming a "public interest" in not informing the public about many things even though there are undeniably some matters where a clear public interest in non-disclosure exists - e.g. if disclosure would run a serious risk of danger to lives. In less clear cases, a decision has to be made as to whether there will be disclosure.
On 8th February, the Attorney-General (Mr Jeremy Wright QC MP) delivered a speech at University College London (UCL) on his role as "guardian of the public interest." The Attorney looked at various aspects of his role and then said:
"A question I want to raise today is