Just in case you thought otherwise, we are not about to read the minutes of the crucial cabinet meetings from 2003 leading up to the invasion of Iraq. This, despite the fact that the Information Tribunal has just ordered the government to release them. [Update 1809: Read the decision here [2Mb pdf].]
Having first failed to persuade the Information Commissioner (who argued that "release of these two specific and unusual sets of cabinet minutes would not in itself undermine the convention of cabinet collective responsibility") and then having failed to persuade the Information Tribunal the government can still try to persuade a court of its case that releasing cabinet minutes could impede free and frank discussion in the future.
Ministers could also decide to make use of the ministerial veto which was written into FOI legislation as a backstop. It would be the first time it had been used.
Proof that ministers and senior civil servants have taken this case very seriously came when the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O'Donnell, decided to give evidence at the Tribunal. Proof of the historical significance of the case came when the distinguished Whitehall historian Professor Peter Hennessy decided to give evidence against him.
No imminent decision is expected.
Incidentally, if the minutes are published some people may be disappointed since by tradition cabinet minutes list the points made around the cabinet table and do not say who made them.