Tiger Woods, Andrew Marr, John Terry & Ian Hislop. Which is the odd one out?

kev By kev, 24th Feb 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/z5qyrv31/
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Super-injunctions have been in the news recently. I'm no legal-eagle but it's clear that we're being kept in the dark and it's not right.

What is a super-injunction and could you be sent to jail?

It's a legal gagging order and jail sentences are possible if the order is breached.

About 300 have been issued since 2004 according to the Beeb, but the whole truth is not known due to secrecy.

Who uses them?

Anyone wealthy and influential enough that wants to hide bad behaviour. But there are 'decent' uses such as when a criminal investigation is going on and jurors could be influenced by advance publicity.

NIgel Tait of Carter Ruck describes the upshot of the Trafigura saga:
".....stolen documents can be published in newspapers, and I don't think that's a good thing." My logic tells me that where wrong-doing is concerned, the means justify the ends.

What should be done about it?

This is an issue for Parliament to sort out because the judiciary are divided.

What does it have to do with me?

We all rely on the media to report wrong-doing and the media are being bullied. I think it's important to stand up to bullies.

What about the private lives of the famous?

The famous sometimes deliberately mislead the public by maintaining a false image with these injunctions.

And the answer is......

The odd one out is Ian Hislop. He doesn't want secrecy and highlighted the problem on 'Have I Got News for You'.
Tiger Woods, Andrew Marr and John Terry have all used super-injunctions.

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Andrew Marr, Celebrity, Celebrity Culture, Family Life, Famous, Ian Hislop, John Terry, Justice Eady, Justice Tugendhat, Nigel Tait, Privacy, Private, Private Eye, Secrecy, Sport, Super-Injunctions, Tiger Woods

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I'll try not to make my writing too cathartic but it does you good to get things off your chest. I was lucky enough to retire early. I like preservation railways & books.

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