News: UKIP MEP fails in attempt to rely on European Parliamentary immunity to avoid English libel action. [Update2: Stay now granted]

17 05 2016

Jane Collins

Jane Collins, the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has failed in her attempt to stay a libel action by relying on the “Privileges and Immunities of the European Union“. [Update] The stay was granted today after the President of the Parliament wrote to the court (see the end of this post). Read the rest of this entry »





Privacy and Injunctions: the Press does not speak for the People – Steven Barnett

17 05 2016

privacy-policy-mainWhen the Court of Appeal overturned a judge’s refusal to grant an injunction to a married celebrity about an alleged “threesome”, much of the British press could barely conceal its fury.  Read the rest of this entry »