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Apr 25, 2023 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Why did the Sun/News of the world hack William and Harry so much?
A thread. Royal news and gossip was a staple of their output, but their problem was that, in 2006/2010 the younger members of the family, who the public was most interested wouldn't cooperate, as they blamed the press for Diana's death
Apr 23, 2023 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Neither of the places are in England ImageImage Video source for those (understandably) questioning this
Mar 17, 2023 • 8 tweets • 1 min read
Sorry all, audio breaking up a bit so can't tweet this part properly Counsel for Harry says that while the Home office may not have been formally informed they would have been aware of his offer
Mar 17, 2023 • 13 tweets • 1 min read
Counsel now going over emails sent to the Mail on Sunday to Harry's solicitors asking if they wanted to "comment or guide," them on their planned article. Counsel, Harry had only made the offer to pay when the judicial review was already in progress.
Mar 17, 2023 • 15 tweets • 2 min read
Judge enters, as motions hearing in the case of Prince Harry v Associated Newspapers resumes Begins by saying that the case from Harry's counsel "undermines a newspaper's right to comment."
Mar 17, 2023 • 32 tweets • 3 min read
Back at court (by video link) for a motions hearing in the case of Prince Harry v Associated Newspapers.
Not sure what I'll be able to report, but will let you all know what I can. This is one of a series of similar cases, here my colleague .@danevanswrites reports on the latest on Harry V Mirror Group Newspapers
Mar 15, 2023 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
As Karl Marx's grave is in the news a wee story .
1 A few years ago a group of us were heading back from a march in London in a mini bus and, for some reason we decided to visit Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.
Dec 9, 2022 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Finding the Prince Harry stuff interesting, especially his comments on the tabloid press
1 I covered a couple of trials in London involving the press and Harry/William and the level of intrusion into their lives was shocking
Nov 18, 2022 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
A few thoughts on twitter.
1 Before it became popular people wrote blogs or on message boards/forums to comment on issues but these were not easy to find if you didn't know where to look.
Nov 16, 2022 • 8 tweets • 1 min read
Interesting times ahead in Scottish politics when the Supreme Court rules next week, a thread
1 The Scotland Act, which sets out the legal basis of the devolved parliament in Edinburgh specifically rules out it interfering with the constitution.
Mar 31, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Well of course he was The "gift," was only resting in his Cayman Islands account.
Mar 22, 2022 • 28 tweets • 2 min read
I'll start a new thread here for the Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson libel hearing here.
Still no sign of him in court. Court rises as the judge, Master Dagnall enters the court.

Mr Yaxley-Lennon is not present.
Mar 4, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
A Labour candidate.
It's beyond belief. For non-Scottish readers, Mr Dunbar was head of the Orange Order in Scotland. An organisation that doesn't allow Catholic people, to join.
Meanwhile, if you are a Labour member who ever tweeted in support of Corbyn, watch out.

Nov 29, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
As .@LouiseMensch is having a wee go at me, a story.
In 2014 I was live tweeting a press misconduct case at the Old Bailey, and Ms Mensch angrily contacted me to demand why I was only reporting the prosecution case with no mention of the defence.
1 I had to gently remind her that I was reporting the Crown's opening address to the jury, which doesn't generally contain the defence position.

Nov 29, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Hearing a rumour we might be getting a verdict in the Julian #Assange extradition appeal in early December.
Not definite of course The magistrate's court has already ruled that Mr #Assange should not be extradited to the USA as, due to his mental health condition, and the conditions he would be held in, such an action would be "oppressive "
The American government has appealed this to the High Court.
Nov 18, 2021 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
Ok, as a few of you asked, why Tom Newton Dunn doesn't like me, a thread.
1 In 2014 a Sun reporter, Clodagh Hartley, was on trial at the Old Bailey for paying a civil servant for advance details of the budget.

She told the court she was being put under extreme pressure from her immediate boss, Mr Newton-Dunn, to get scoops or she would be fired.

Nov 18, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Bone fide journalism. (For those that don't know Mr Newton-Dunn said I was not a "bone fide journalist,' on national TV when I was reporting the prorogation case from the Court of Session, so I was just being a bit catty there)
Nov 16, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
"Designing spaceships"?
#Newsnight (Seriously Emily Matliss just asked what about MPs who are "designing spaceships?')
Nov 6, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Lest we forget Image (via @Otto_English )
Nov 6, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
The last big international protest in Scotland was the G8 at Gleneagles in 2005.
A couple of stories
A few of us noticed that there was always a large police presence outside Borders bookshop in Buchanan Street.
1 I asked and was told that the police had intelligence that some of the protest groups used the slogan "No Nations, no Borders," so they considered the bookshop under threat.
Nov 6, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Scottish police "containing," climate justice marchers in Glasgow today.
#COP26 (Watch the wee girl shouting at about 20 seconds in)