Monday, October 12, 2009

No, I’d never heard of Trafigura either

The Guardian has been prevented from reporting parliamentary proceedings on legal grounds which appear to call into question privileges guaranteeing free speech established under the 1688 Bill of Rights... The Guardian is also forbidden from telling its readers why the paper is prevented – for the first time in memory – from reporting parliament...
But for how long can such an injunction be effective these days? Go here. And please pass this on. Carter Ruck can’t sue the entire blogosphere. Although the idea doubtless gives the buggers a collective erection.

PS: It’s gone Stateside.

6 comments:

Tosin said...

38 Degrees are currently running a campaign on this. Take action now by emailing your MP and asking them to take a stand and stop the bullying action of Trafigura. Take action now, it only takes 2 mins. Go to:

38degrees.org.uk/stop-the-gag

Annie said...

Aargh, Kafka'esque nightmare, it makes my head hurt. This reminds me of the Liberty campaign against control orders, where you can be locked up in your house indefinitely without ever being told what it is you are meant to have done, - no defending yourself and no hope of release when you've never had a trial. What are we coming to?

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/issues/2-terrorism/control-orders/lobby-your-mp-end-control-orders.shtml

Annie said...

Oh, and petition to number 10 about press freedom here:
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/PressFreedom/

hesspartacus said...

To be certain that you will never be liable to pay damages for libel, you should 'refrain from writing, printing or publishing or distributing any written matter of whatsoever nature.'

hesspartacus said...

Nice touch from Guido, yesterday, by the way.

He said his publishers would only accept service (of a writ) as per the requirements of the Hague Convention.

Tim Footman said...

Spart - that links to w3schools.com. Where did it come from?