Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The question the Guardian are gagging to report (groan)

I feel no great need to protect the Guardian, but  I am a little alarmed by the idea of preventing any paper from reporting on activities in Parliament.  If you'd like to know what the question is they can't report...

61 N Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers and (b) press freedom following the injunctions obtained in the High Court by (i) Barclays and Freshfields solicitors on 19 March 2009 on the publication of internal Barclays reports documenting alleged tax avoidance schemes and (ii) Trafigura and Carter-Ruck solicitors on 11 September 2009 on the publication of the Minton report on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura.(293006)

Of course, you can be sure the Guardian will be selling lots of extra copies explaining why it can't report - it's not like these guys can't always capitalise! 

1 comment:

Tosin said...

Good to hear now that the Guardian is able to report on the story now.38 Degrees are currently running a campaign on this. Take action now by emailing your MP and asking them to take a stand to stop this happening again in the future. Take action now, it only takes 2 mins. Go to: