Friday, September 05, 2014

An injunction which makes no difference

According to the Herald's Tim Murphy on Twitter:

Court result: Whaledump injuncted on an interim basis while three media cos not. Effect of that: material already in hand by media usable.

Which, given that Whaledump gave everything to the media this morning and shut up shop, means we have an injunction which makes no difference. The media are still free to report, and we're all still free to comment, on Slater's dirty political relationships and defamation-for-hire. Which given how central this is to the election campaign, is the right result. The thought of a judge injuncting publication and comment on something of such clear public interest and which calls the ethics of our politicians into question at election time is just a bit... British for my tastes.