21st century defender of freedom - Richard Shepherd
No matter how bleak the political landscape looks, there are still men and women fighting to preserve our freedoms in Britain.
Maastricht rebel Richard Shepherd, MP, continues to oppose the EU in Parliament and to speak out for freedom. We were happy to see him oppose the exemption from the Freedom of Information Act for Parliament. His rational remarks were very welcome –
“MPs cannot respond to criticism, even unfair criticism, by concealing what they do. We are public servants. The public is entitled to know how we spend its money.”
His name will join our new file on 21st century defenders of freedom, going up shortly.