Monthly Archives: May 2011

An apology to my regular reader

My regular reader visits this blog for a diet of froth, youtube clips, and scone-related nonsense with occasional hints of Doctor Who and satire. It has come to my attention that over recent days this blog has hosted an unwelcome number of … Continue reading

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Are you a celebrity? Have you a secret? Consider your choice of lawyer carefully.

It is not every day that one reads an article in a newspaper by someone that is – apparently – an experienced senior lawyer that is riddled with palpable nonsense about a faraway system of which the author knows little. … Continue reading

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What should CTB have done to protect his position in Scotland?

Further to my blogpost yesterday on the Sunday Herald identification of CTB as well as fielding of cries of bemusement from English lawyers and journalists (Q. but how could they? A. It’s a different system.) I was asked if CTB was insistent on … Continue reading

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Don’t say I didn’t tell you so – superinjunctions, anonymised injunctions and Scotland

Forgive me this brief moment of “I told you so”ness. A few weeks ago (26th April) in a spoof post about superinjunction revelations I wrote this, “Meantime the English judges are purporting to give extra-territorial effect to their injunctions by pronouncing … Continue reading

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Those Goodwin searches to reach my blog in the past 13 hours

Earlier today I posted details of the searches to reach my blog this morning after my Fred Goodwin injunction blog post (which made the point that some media outlets have still ignored – that there was no public interest defence … Continue reading

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Why I revealed all about those superinjunctions

My regular reader will recall that the other week I broke all of the big stories involving super-injunctions. That post can still be read. But why did I – like literally other people on the internet and the twitter and … Continue reading

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Those Goodwin searches to reach my blog in the past 3 hours

who is fred goodwin’s lover 10 fred goodwin’s lover 10 fred goodwin lover 7 fred goodwin senior colleague 4 sir fred goodwin’s lover 4 fred goodwin 4 fred goodwin relationship 3 fred goodwin colleague 3 sir fred goodwin “who was” … Continue reading

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The Fred Goodwin (not so super) injunction and the “public interest”

The media world was very excited today by activities in the House of Lords. The notion that any form of excitement could emerge from the red benches is so surprising that people stopped and took notice. The excitement related to … Continue reading

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The backbench MP and the privacy debate – the case of the actors

Louise Bagshawe is an author and the MP for Corby, and gained some notoriety for what appeared to be an attempt to comment on the holders of various superinjunctions (she meant anonymised injunctions for reasons explained in my post yesterday) while on Have I got … Continue reading

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Imogen no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed…

In recent weeks a former reality television contestant, Imogen Thomas, has done the rounds of television studios and newspapers bemoaning the fact that she had been gagged by the courts from selling her story. One of her tear-filled television appearances … Continue reading

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Well that Jack Warner has certainly gone down in my estimation

For people of a certain age Jack Warner was, and is, a figure of probity in British national life.  His cheery, “Evening all” as we turned on to Dixon of Dock Green spoke of a Britain of close knit communities, and … Continue reading

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That pirate episode of Doctor Who

I had been looking forward to Doctor Who on Saturday. I like Hugh Bonneville (although I have never really understood the whole pirate thing – unless we’re talking George MacDonald Fraser) and the building into a classical myth with the … Continue reading

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