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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I think this is a strange article. I remember the days when Conservatives used to talk about giving people equal opportunities. This meant that everyone...
- Lorenzo Cherin 31st May - 1:45am
Lauren Keith Very good article , well done. Eddie Agree with you on new and more tangible policies, not on the leadership.Tim is here to...
- Stevan Rose 30th May - 11:17pm
I hate to say it but we don't have an awful lot of credible, clear, and distinctive policies on offer. If we do then we're...
- Edith 30th May - 11:11pm
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- David Raw 30th May - 9:20pm
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- Noel Hadjimichael 30th May - 9:15pm
As a new resident in the UK with voting rights I am keen to see both sides of the debate given exposure and robust examination....
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