Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Need To Know Basis

First Liberia, and now the matter of privacy before the European Court of Human Rights. What a significant figure is Naomi Campbell.

If the current judicially imposed arrangement on privacy were enacted into the statute law, but with the burden of proof in libel actions placed on the plaintiff, then who could object to that? And why?

Making the privacy law statutory as the price of reversing the burden of proof in libel actions. That would be the deal. The corporate media cannot expect their own way all the time.

The same legislation could and should repeal the Official Secrets Acts.

Meanwhile, no ruling of the ECHR should have effect in the United Kingdom unless or until ratified by a resolution of the House of Commons.

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