Gag? You'll Retch
October 12, 2009 4:14 PM Subscribe
posted by WPW (14 comments total)
"Today's published Commons order papers contain a question to be answered by a minister later this week. The Guardian is prevented
from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question is, which minister might answer it, or where the question is to be found. The Guardian is also forbidden from telling its readers why the paper is prevented – for the first time in memory – from reporting parliament."
Parliamentary proceedings are traditionally "privileged
" - exempt from the UK's plaintiff-friendly libel laws. Could this extraordinary action against the freedom of the British press have something to do with items 61, 62 and 63 on this order paper