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13 October 2009

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LauraO

Great news that this can now be reported on. 38 Degrees are currently running a campaign to stop this happening again. Take action now by emailing your MP and asking them to take a stand. Take action now, it only takes 2 mins. Go to:

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

Pat Warren

well done The Guardian then, but how come the Court went along with the injunction rather than leaving the matter for a libel action?

Peter Harvey

I recommend a written constitution, like Spain's for example (http://tinyurl.com/yjwpbnp):

Section 20:
1. The following rights are recognised and protected:
a) the right to freely express and spread thoughts, ideas and opinions through words, in writing or by any other means of reproduction.
(...)
d) the right to freely communicate or receive truthful information by any means of dissemination whatsoever ...
2. The exercise of these rights may not be restricted by any form of prior censorship.
(...)
5. The seizure of publications, recordings and other means of information [i.e. after publication] may only be carried out by means of a court order.

Tony

I wondered when you would......

Peter Harvey

Timothy Garton Ash says it more effectively in today's Guardian (http://tinyurl.com/ykagyf9). The UK's constitution is a muddle.

What I don't understand is how it happens. If, as a letter in today's Guardian (http://tinyurl.com/yz43wpl) states, the order is unlawful, why is the judge who made it not hauled up before the authorities? In Spain 'prevaricación' (knowingly making a false ruling) is a serious matter. It is what Garzón is being done for now and we may well see the President of the Valencian Supreme Court sunk by it soon.

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