Transparency and Truth
I am not sure that there is a category of people that is always truthful.
It is clear from Hillsborough and the Andrew Mitchell sagas that police don't always tell the truth.
Politicians are not always honest, nor are business people, nor are doctors, nor indeed are judges and other lawyers.
That is why transparency is so important because it has two effects:
a) It allows independent people to work out what the truth is.
b) It discourages people from lying because they know that people can discover that they have done so.
That is why I am concerned about the decision to stop people from listening to independent court recordings. This is a movement away from transparency and accountability.