Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Like Marmite, you either love super injunctions or hate them.
Richard Madeley has said:
"We have a right to know the name of the Premiership footballer and the actor who have behaved badly. It may be inconvenient for them for it to be reported, but because they can afford an injunction it doesn't mean they deserve special protection."
The Socialist Workers Party has also come out against super injunctions and argue they are for the super rich:
"The rich can use the law to screen themselves from scrutiny—whether it’s who they sleep with or who they do dodgy deals with.
Judges are not there to see justice done. They will use the legal system to benefit the ruling class."
As Kelvin MacKenzie said on the BBC Radio 4 Media Show (11 May 2011):
"You can't be half pregnant with censorship"