Friday, October 16, 2009

Surely this is contempt?

Not content with trying (and failing) to forbid the Guardian from reporting on the fact of an upcoming debate in Parliament about their work on behalf of one of their clients, UK solicitors Carter-Ruck are now trying to prevent Parliament from having the debate.

Surely this is contempt of Parliament. Yes, Parliament respects the courts and does not debate matters which are sub judice. But they do it out of politeness, not because they can't. And purporting to forbid a Parliamentary debate seems to me to be trying to interfere with the conduct of Members in their duties - a classic case of contempt.