Carter-Ruck Solicitors vs. Freedom of the Press
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EDIT: Victory. Original post follows:
In the unlikely event that you haven’t already heard this, considering the crosses self blogosphere and Twitter are on fire with it:
The Guardian newspaper has been blocked from reporting on a question being put to the House of Commons tomorrow, by London solicitors Carter-Ruck representing their client Trafigura. This explicitly goes against the long-established right of the media to report on the House of Commons, and thus on our right to know what our elected representatives are doing on our behalf. It is a worryingly successful attack on the freedom of the press, and naturally the internet has taken it upon itself to get the word out, at the expense of Carter-Ruck’s reputation if necessary. (Trafigura’s reputation is probably dead already.)
The question that the Guardian is forbidden from reporting on is believed to be “question for written answer” number 61 on this list. The Minton Report referred to in this question can be found here, on Wikileaks.
More coverage by: The Guardian, Guido Fawkes, Next Left, The Spectator, The Third Estate, Iain Dale, Boing Boing, The Register
Twitter trending topics: #CarterRuck, Carter-Ruck, Trafigura, Guardian