Friday, October 18, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Publish these Names. Oh yeah !?

Pushed across the bar of the Tavern with a wink and a nod - and a tap on the side of the nose just to make sure, - a note from the British Government. I say to them, you have fallen.

Via that scourge of reckless-oppression-buster, Guido.

I am more than happy to help him.

From the Attorney General's Office:
Media Advisory Note: strictly not for publication
17 October 2013
Current LIBOR trials 
Former Citigroup and UBS Trader Tom Hayes has been charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud. These charges arise from the on-going LIBOR investigation. A Plea and Case Management Hearing is listed for the 21st October at Southwark Crown Court. Two other defendants charged with LIBOR related offences, Terry Farr and James Gilmour, will also be appearing on that date.
Editors and publishers are reminded of their responsibilities under the Contempt of Court Act 1981.The Attorney General is conscious that this case will be of particular interest to City and financial journalists who may be less familiar with the law of contempt then colleagues who more regularly report on the criminal courts. The Attorney General asks that editors and publishers take steps to ensure all online and hard copy editions of their publications avoid any commentary or reporting which may pose a risk of breaching the Contempt of Court Act.
In particular, the Attorney General draws attention to the risks in publishing material that asserts or assumes, expressly or implicitly, the guilt of an accused person or that otherwise interferes with the administration of justice in this case - such as by pre-empting the decision of the trial Judge or Judges as to the evidence to be called before the jury.
Editors and publishers should take legal advice to ensure they are in a position to fully comply with the obligations they are subject to under the Contempt of Court Act 1981.
Guido says at:

Ironically you can read the names that the Wall Street Journal were forced to pull from their website by a court order in that bastion of freedom China. 
They are printed in the WSJ Asian edition..
Neo-Guido | October 18, 2013 at 11:11 am | Tags: Freedom of the Press, Media Guido, WSJ | Categories: default | URL:

My hand is on the sword under the bar.

The other hand is pulling a pint for Guido Fawkes: and in remembrance of who he is named after.

So from the biggest Bank Fraud in the past ten years, arrests have been made but the press if forbidden to name the accused.

Thank goodness for the Chinese.

Governments; stuff your restrictions on who says what.


1 comment:

  1. It's simple insanity. We had the injunction thing here a year or so ago.


Ne meias in stragulo aut pueros circummittam.

Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..