Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland who became a focal point for anger over the financial crisis, has obtained a super-injunction banning the media from identifying him as a banker.
The existence of the super-injunction was revealed today by John Hemming, a back-bench Liberal Democrat MP who tabled a question in Parliament about the gagging order.
Normally the media is forbidden from even reporting that a super-injunction exists but Parliamentary privilege allows MPs to speak on the floor of the House of Commons without risk of prosecution.
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- Caron Lindsay 8th Feb - 11:06pm
What a depressing thread this is. The attacks on Sal Brinton's background are particularly reprehensible and reflect very badly on the two men making them....
- Rob 8th Feb - 11:04pm
It should be banned, not for it's biographical content but purely because it's a truly dreadful song.
- Geoff Reid 8th Feb - 10:47pm
The national anthem should not be banned. Quietly disposed of yes, for all sorts of good political reasons - but not simply because it represents...
- Igor S 8th Feb - 10:46pm
Will not deny that David Cameron is a rather poor statesman (although he's a "nice chap"). However, the real culprit of the mass anti-EU feeling...
- expats 8th Feb - 10:46pm
AndrewR 8th Feb '16 - 10:08pm.......................Can anyone actually find a quote from Chris Bryant saying it should be banned? I couldn't. What I found was..."Delilah...
- Lorenzo 8th Feb - 10:41pm
Mark , very good to hear from you as I like your stance on most things but not this one ! Of course you are...
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