Can you keep a secret?


It is a strange state of ‘affairs’ when only some people are allowed to know what is happening within the lives of some  rich and famous people, with the rest of us outside the fence looking in. Whether you are curious whether a prominent ex-banker has been shagging a female banker or not, you are not allowed to read of his peccadillos in the newspapers because a judge has deemed that his ‘privacy’ is more important the freedoms which we in this country have taken for granted for centuries.

I have always believed in the old-fashioned phrase of ‘putting up or shutting-up’ Why don’t the MPs who know of all these allegations speak out under Parliamentary privilege, ‘out’ all of these people who have persuaded some judge who believes that certain people are ‘better’ than the rest of us, and see what all the fuss is about. Alternatively, why don’t we see all the newspapers who obviously know all the details, print those details, and see if a jury will convict any or all of them?

I know of at least two injunctions which have been breached on the internet, and I intend to write about them on my own site soon. What I would like to see is a ‘grand outing’ via this same Internet, because people should know what their ‘role models’ have been up to behind the privacy granted via the likes of Judge Eady.

“Agreed then? I’ll keep your name secret if you’ll keep mine.”

hat tip to Mac of the Daily Mail

One thought on “Can you keep a secret?

  1. These injunctions just show how the law lags embarrassingly behind the tech. A couple of sites that I’m a co-contributor on have directly named two of the footballers and some of the ‘celebrities’ who have these super-injunctions.

    As for the Andrew Marr stuff, we all knew about it so long ago now that I’d actually forgotten about it. Turns out today there was an injunction on that too….and that’s probably the only bit of the story we didn’t know. The full messiness has been up on Guido’s for two whole years.

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