Category: Leveson inquiry

For the alternative is mayhem …

I just tweeted the following thought, confused of Chester as I am: In order to properly defend our laws, we need our media to make its own? What does *that* then say about the quality of our laws? #leveson I…

Why can’t laws be liberating?

This is one for the lawyerly folk amongst you.  I’m surprised, and a little disheartened, to conclude that, apparently, laws can only be oppressive; that, apparently, they can never liberate.  Why do I come to this conclusion?  Partly because of…

A new kind of libel law and process?

I’ve written recently on how restrictive English and Welsh legislation (more here) really is, certainly to my gobsmacked surprise, in relation to what we have casually understood to date as the right to free speech in these nations. I’m still…

On Louise Mensch and bullying

Louise Mensch, the Tory MP who – as far as I can see – generally seems to support Rupert Murdoch’s lines of argument in almost everything he says, points out the following in the Telegraph today in relation to a…

How Comment is no longer free after #Leveson

The Guardian‘s Comment is free section continues to surprise me.  Specifically, this evening, after Andy Coulson’s apparently masterful performance (though sturdyblog would beg to disagree most forcefully), we discover that whilst Roy Greenslade can say exactly what he likes about…