I’m not quite sure how, but it appears that The Guardian has been gagged by the court from reporting on Parliament.
As The Guardian notes –
The right to report parliament was the subject of many struggles in the 18th century, with the MP and journalist John Wilkes fighting every authority – up to the king – over the right to keep the public informed. After Wilkes’s battle, wrote the historian Robert Hargreaves, “it gradually became accepted that the public had a constitutional right to know what their elected representatives were up to”.
On the face of it, the comments would be protected by Parliamentary Privilege and publishable in Hansard in any event.
.. more to be revealed – or not!
NB (13 October 2009)
The internet is a wonderful thing. See here.
Further Guardian reporting here.
Injunction lifted. Given the information was already put out there by Parliament, (see “the internet is a wonderful thing” link) I’m not sure what m’learned friends were doing.
What the lawyers didn’t want us to know about Trafigura.
Now, let’s get back to it – what was the court doing granting this injunction in the first place? MPs ask the same question today.
And finally, letter submitted in evidence for the abandoned hearing set to be heard at 2 pm today – and the Guardian’s own analysis of what happened and the impact of the “twitter-verse”.