Tuesday, June 7, 2011
More threats of action against tweeters
The Attorney General is the top Judge in the UK (except Scotland). If the High Court has something it cannot deal with, it goes to him for advice and further action.
Dominic Grieve is the Attorney General and has decided to speak out at the flagrant breaching of injunctions on Twitter on BBC Radio 4.
If Ryan Giggs (the new Tiger Woods as the Daily Mail is calling him; does that mean there is more scandal around the corner?) wanted to he could take action against Tweeters. It is his injunction and if it can be proved someone knew of the injunction breached it intentionally then prison beckons. But in this latest development, we have the top Judge deciding himself whether Tweeters should be punished and not the injunctor.
" ... the attorney general made it clear that proceedings could be brought against individual Twitter-users in England and Wales as well as against newspapers that dropped heavy hints about the identity of a person protected by an injunction."
This makes you feel like the UK is a police state.
If the little people think the law is an ass, the law needs changing.
Prohibition, the poll tax, window taxes are just some of the laws that were implemented and failed because they were unworkable and unreasonable.
The current celebrity injunction debacle needs addressing by Parliament, not one man who can see lots of new work for his mates.