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Recipe: Privacy Porridge

without comments

Ingredients
Over-heated press campaign
Judges (roughly grated)
Wild technology
Fresh picked MPs

Method

  • Take a popular press whose circulations are falling, who are panicked about not being able to publish salacious stories about the sex lives of celebrities, and who glimpse a way to rid themselves of pesky legal constraints
  • Add judges, roughly grated by the press and politicians, who can see little public interest in knowing whether footballer X slept with reality star Y and, as a result, create precedents by passing judgments on a series of such cases
  • Mix in some wild technology whose roots aren’t in the UK but can grow prolifically anywhere
  • Throw in some fresh picked MPs with concerns about free speech and keen to get in the good books of the popular press

Bring to a simmering boil and wait to overflow

Ready to serve with a garnish of phone hacking

Goes well with libel reform soup, contempt of court casserole, and self-regulatory souffle.

Do not add government or may become an Eton Mess.

Written by Martin Moore

May 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 am

Posted in Privacy

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