He maintains we can’t run an Olympics. We certainly can’t run a legal system.
Haiku sends a Techdirt article on the Mail archiving details of Simon Harwood’s previous, re violence. However:
As a result of that requirement to withhold information about the earlier allegations, Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail, was found by a British judge to be in breach of the strict liability rule of the UK’s Contempt of Court Act because of two stories about Harwood that it continued to hold in its archive, as this Press Gazette post explains:
Both articles were published in 2010, and had been available on the Mail Online archive since then, but only if a would-be reader actually searched for them, either on the website itself, or via a search engine.
The judge nonetheless held that the Mail Online was in contempt of court because of his interpretation of a key section in the relevant legislation:
Mr Justice Fulford held that the phrase “at the time of the publication” actually “encompasses the entire period during which the material is available on the website from the moment of its first appearance through to when it was withdrawn”.
That is either insanity, the country gone potty … or else it is part of the insidious moves made of late, e.g. the snitching exhortations and the Ian Parker-Joseph revealed:
There are 81 000 ex policemen now in the National Association of Retired Police Officers NARPO (no I had not heard of them either until they started flexing their muscles), all on generous pensions, now employed by HMRC, VAT,Local Authorities, Business Innovation and Skills, Debt Collectors and Insurance Companies.
That is virtually the same size as the reduced army of 80,000 servicemen. Half of them imagine they are in an episode of ‘spooks’ and have a urge to carry on ‘policing’ the public.
That is quite worrying – all the recent moves have been.
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