Trafigura: Parliamentary Supremacy and Freedom of the Press

Trafigura takes my breath away. I can understand a company reaching a settlement wanting to keep it, and their privileged (Minton) report, private – and I can understand instructing lawyers to get an injunction to try to do so. But what I don’t understand is how the...

Parliament, The Press and Free Speech

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...

UK Supreme Court & Parliamentary Supremacy

For an “outsider” studying English law, there’s probably no topic more difficult than the UK Constitution. Because this country’s never had a historical event which resulted in the breakdown of the previous system of government (apart from a...