Rewriting Britain’s Libel Laws (1)

Time for another set of serial posts, in which what I’m hoping to do is follow up the discussion on a couple of threads, last week, about seeking changes to the UK’s current berserker libel laws, by laying out a framework for the kind of changes we should […]

It’s banner time

Matt Wardman popped up in comments to ask if I might knock up a blog banner or two to go with the rapidly growing blogger’s revolt in support of Craig Murray & Tim Ireland. So, without further ado, we’ll start with public enemy No. 1 And don’t think […]


No time to blog this fully but: Waltham Forest councillor found guilty of smearing rival LABOUR Cllr Miranda Grell has been found guilty on two counts of making false statements under the Representation of the People Act 1983 – the first case of its kind in Britain. She […]

Schilling for Business

A quick at look at the website of Schillings, the legal firm responsible for the [temporary] removal of Bloggerheads et al turns up a number of case studies that are particularly illuminating as to what they reveal about the manner in which the firm operates. Take, for example, […]

Taking on the libel laws – more thoughts.

My thoughts on bloggers taking the fight to Britain’s berserker libel laws have already prompted a few responses and several questions/queries that are worth addressing. Dizzy has kindly pointed out – in comments – that there’s a question mark hanging over the definition of ‘publication’ for the purposes […]

Pussy Galore

I’ve mentioned on a few occasions Denis Healey’s first rule of holes – when in one, stop digging – a lesson that seems lost on the BBC in its handling of the Great Blue Peter Cat Naming Scandal. The scenario is pretty straight forward. A while back, Blue […]

Wealth (n). Impunity.

I won’t dwell on the details of Tim Ireland et al’s current run-in with a toad-like Uzbek billionaire oligarch, as Obsolete’s coverage of the issues sums things up to a tee: Alisher Usmanov and his shower of lackeying legal cunts, Schillings, have finally pulled off a very pyrrhic […]

The English Assassin

I’ll say this for Sunny Hundal, when he sets out to stir up a hornets nest, he really sets out to stir up a hornets nest: The bloggers and much of the press won’t be happy until the BBC reflects their worldview without accepting that the whole picture […]

Dan Hardie – Pods & Blogs 17/09

Dan Hardie, who’s been doing a sterling job of leading up the campaign for fair treatment for Iraqi employees of UK Forces who’re currently under threat from death squads and militias in Basra ans surrounding areas, has made another welcome appearance of Radio Five Live’s Pods and Blogs. […]

Flash… arrrrrggggghhh

Right, so let’s talk about Ming. No, not that Ming. This Ming. That’s unquestionably Ming the Merciless, Emperor of Mongo, as played by Max Von Sydow in the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon. For anyone my age – and maybe a little younger – who can remember […]