More Hansard quotes about #Trafigura

Yesterday we brought you links to discussion in Parliament about disreputable oil company Trafigura’s legal shenanigans to prevent discussion of their activities on the Côte d’Ivoire.

Today here’s a little more, courtesy of Private Eye’s blog. Ian Hislop, the editor of the magazine, appeared with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger at a select committee hearing discussing the damage injunctions can do to real, investigative journalism. An unedited verbatim transcript can be found here, with the juicy bits starting around Q850, about halfway down the very long page.

In it, Hislop talks candidly about a number of incidences where he has wanted to report but has been prevented from doing so by court action. Please don’t talk about them in the comments – our pockets are considerably less deep than those of Private Eye! Don’t mention Andrew Marr, either.

Other LDV stories about Trafigura:

Read more by or more about , , , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/16523 for Twitter and emails.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarBill le Breton 30th Oct - 6:47pm
    John, the air is not fit to breathe in Green Land. True, it is pretty low in oxygen where we are now. Here is folly,...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 30th Oct - 6:35pm
    Scotland; my prediction last Spring was 2. It hasn't changed. Why? Because nothing HAS changed. If the Parly Party in the Commons was terrified in...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 30th Oct - 6:32pm
    Space and Place, dear Tony. Cut you in half and it still reads 'Geography'.
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 30th Oct - 5:56pm
    Stephen Campbell 30th Oct '14 - 3:13pm Stephen, that is very kind of you. I started to support the Liberal Party in the late 1960s....
  • User AvatarMary Reid 30th Oct - 5:55pm
    I think it is worth mentioning that the LDV team have been operating a more stringent comments policy for two or three years now -...
  • User Avatartheakes 30th Oct - 5:54pm
    Scotland: we are talking Scotland in this thread:- Latest Mori poll out this afternoon: SNP 52% Labour 23 Con 10 LD 6 Green 6 Electoral...