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You can't jail people for gossip, says MP John Hemming on Ryan Giggs injunction

The link is to Jonathan Walker's article on the Birmingham Post website.

This is a good summary. Most reports had lost track of the fact that enforcement activities had started on two injunctions. On both occasions against people who tweeted on twitter.

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PoliticalHackUK said…
However, the journalist was not being pursued in relation to Giggs, but to a different case which is not quite so well known.

Have to say that I'm not convinced that this is the right way to defend parliamentary privilege. Just because you have the right to say anything you like in the House, does not mean that you should and there are time-honoured parliamentary rules about not prejudicing live cases. If the case has a superinjunction, then - in principle - it should be live and pending a full hearing (although that doesn't always happen).

Shouldn't you be upholding the rule of law - except for cases of clear injustice?

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