Case Law: Gough v DPP, Freedom of expression: nakedness in a public place – David Hart QC

3 11 2013

stephen_gough_at_lands_end-e1383223118358Mr Gough wishes to walk up and down the UK naked. Others do not approve of this, so his progress has been somewhat stop-start. This appeal concerns a brief and inglorious autumnal outing in Halifax. He was released from the local nick at 11.30 am on 25 October 2012, wearing only walking boots, socks, a hat, a rucksack and a compass on a lanyard around his neck. “He was otherwise naked and his genitalia were on plain view.” He then walked through Halifax town centre for about 15 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »





How Twitter Tames the Mail – Nicholas Jones

3 11 2013

TwitterWhile the Daily Mail‘s editor Paul Dacre continues to lick his wounds after a mauling at the hands of what he derides as the “Twitter mob”, his headline writers have had no alternative but to accept the power of social media. Read the rest of this entry »