100%, @CitySamuel. As if the Online Safety Bill wasn't enough of an additional threat to already under siege #FreeSpeech in Britain, the judicial-activism which awarded Meghan Markle a win without even a trial exerts a further chilling effect on it.
VG analysis by @CamillaTominey. Contrary to the extravagant claims made in Markle's triumphalist but victimhood-larded statement, what her legal action proved was that she does have the voice which she disingenuously insists she lacks.
Glover may be parti-pris as columnist for one of the parties; but he surely has a valid point about how Markle has now had two legal wins, but in both of which the judge decided that the matter need not even go to trial, so she never need be cross-examined
Princess Pinocchio's bloviating race-hustler groupies are going to have a hard job laying the R-word on this excellent criticism by the brilliant @estherk_k.
Correctly: (though whether it's another Johnson pledge destined for dumping is a moot point)
Can't let a combination of a controlling minor ex-actress & overreach by 'liberal' judicial-activism threaten press freedom. Consequences would be dire.
Whittingdale totally right that, following Markle decision, Gov must legislate to protect press freedom against danger of judge-made privacy law without Parliamentary scrutiny enabling celebrities to in effect censor what's written about them.
MoS must also appeal Markle decision to Supreme Court, especially if effect would be to weaken press freedom on a case where the plaintiff admitted misleading the Court, yet twice did not even have to make her case in Court or be cross-examined on it.
"[Privacy] law has been developed by judges. But instead of applying a presumption in favour of free speech, they purport to ‘balance’ it with often over-valued reputations of rich and famous litigants”
Media lawyer: Judges have in effect 'moved the goalposts' in Markle's privacy case, in effect enabling celebrities to ensure only their selective version of events may be published & that counter-charges of hypocrisy or lying are pre-silenced.
Perceptive analysis by royal biographer Angela Levin:
poor Harry's naive but understandable quest for privacy & anonymity has been seized & manipulated by someone who wanted global press coverage, provided it was only ever on her terms.

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Says it all about the Woke-Left #BiasedBBC, doesn't it, that Edwards was reprimanded for 𝙤𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 to the 'decolonisation'-inspired removal of a statue, on the grounds that its removal was 'censoring history'?
And to add insult to injury, the #BBC, which never misses an opportunity to ram its own anti-heritage, anti-white woke revisionism down our throats, actually had the gall to say Edwards was risking breaching its internal impartiality guidelines.
You couldn't make it up....
And this only 2 days after D-G Davie in effect 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 the #BBC from responsibility to observe any impartiality or balance whatsoever on 'climate-change', b/c the BBC now regards it as so settled as to be politically uncontroversial.
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So the same #BBC that unapologetically beams the foulest language & most extreme perversions at its audience to promote the Woke-Left agenda feels the need to apologise at 3.24. a.m for a double Olympic gold-medallist dropping an F-bomb in exulting at his victory.
No need even to guess. They'd already started.
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Part of my cynical brain wondering whether the Johnson Junta is actually following a devious plan to deliberately go OTT on both #oneruleforthem entitlement & repressive Covid-authoritarianism, in the hope of generating a public backlash so big...
…that it would force them to abandon all Covid restrictions as politically impossible to sustain; thus partly getting themselves off the hook for when the full reckoning for the economic & societal damage #lockdowns have already caused comes in…
…and also transferring blame from themselves on to the British people for any increase in infections, hospitalisations, etc., if either the virus continues to spread or vaccines are seen to have undesirable side effects…
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OK, tweeps, here’s my take, FWIW, on Boris Johnson’s possible ‘logic’-tree on sacking Matt Hancock.
Interested in hearing your (NB non-abusive!) thoughts.
BJ would prefer MH gone. MH has now destroyed any former usefulness he had as a human shield for BJ over Covid, and as a lightning rod for growing public discontent.
But - on what grounds to sack him without damage to, or at least with minimum damage to, BJ himself ?
Can’t sack MH over the infidelity.
(a) on its own, purely a private matter.
(b) too many skeletons in BJ’s own closet on that score
(c) unlikely to be only minister or MP in same situation
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Legit Q now if Hancock's alleged infidelity was solely that, with no other probity connotations.
Apart fm accusations of cronyism re Coladangelo's appointment, was it also to bring her into daily contact with him, & on public payroll, as cover for affair?
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Throughout his political career, Hancock has always had the air of someone for whom Hubris would eventually meet and be defeated by deserved Nemesis.
Is this it?
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Quite compelling viewing, this. Three #BBC D-Gs being grilled in succession.
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But neither of us is in any way to blame"
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