For background, today's hearing in the Julian Assange case is a point of appeal by the US government, who are challenging an earlier ruling that they cannot contest the conclusions of the previous judge over psychiatric evidence.
Mr Assange is attending via video link from Belmarsh prison.
Claire Dobbin QC, opens for the US government.
I was at this trial and surprised that Mr Kavanaugh would know about any "audible admiration," from the judge," as that judge threw him out of court on day two for making faces at the jury and "clearly not being engaged in reporting."
Still one of my favourite court moments.
Also, as Mr Kay was found not guilty, there never was an appeal. So not sure what the Lord Chief Justice has to do with anything
Proceedings resume in the case of Jamal Hijazi V Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson)
Mr Robinson calls his second witness, (again as it's a younger person I'm choosing not to name them)
The witness confirms that he had a "troubled time at school," says he is not a supporter of the English Defence League but thinks is was an organisation that "tackled grooming gangs," and wasn't a racist group.
At the Royal Courts of Justice for the expected start of a libel trial involving EDL founder "Tommy Robinson," (Being heard under his original name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.
Proceedings due to begin at 10.30
Robinson is being sued for libel by the family of Jamal Hijazi, who was filmed being pushed to the ground and threatened with drowning at Almondbury school in Huddersfield.
Robinson made a number of remarks about the case on YouTube which led to today's trial.
This is the "evidence" for the "They want to lower the age of consent to 10!" trope
Stuart Campell (aka Wings over Scotland) takes this paragraph from a declaration from a group called "ILGA world" (who he admits he's never heard of.
He then notes that the World Health organisation defines adolescents as people aged between 10 to 19 and concludes, from apparently nowhere, there is only "one possible explanation"
He then whips out a partial list of groups who have signed up to this declaration and lo and behold, there are two Scottish organisations on it (in amongst The Labour Party, various trades unions and London councils)
As I'm having a wee Twitter spat with Stephen Daisley (.@JournoStephen ) I thought I'd share a story of the only time I ever saw him in action
I went to a Scottish Conservative party conference in Glasgow, thinking there might be a story there, there wasn't really.
But, anyway, was in the press section of the 2/3 empty hall beside Mr Daisley as, then leader, Ruth Davidson gave her keynote speech.
It was kind of embarrassing, the small and mostly elderly audience weren't really that engaged, the loudest sound was of sweet wrappers bring rustled
My wonderful goddaughter lost her job in the theatre Royal because of the virus, and has now went to work in a care home for older people.
I'm so, so, proud of her.
She works night shift, helping the older people when they need assistance during the darkness.
She got her vaccine last week.
She's always made me proud of her, top student at her school despite lots of bad things happening to her, she came to visit me in hospital when I was sick, despite the memories that must have raised for her.
She is the most wonderful young woman (but don't tell her I said that)
Had a flashback there I thought I might share.
In the late 90s, for reasons that don't really matter, I ended up travelling across America on Greyhound buses.
A guy in New York sold me this pass for cash, and I could ride the bus wherever I wanted
Anyways, after three months, which was the length of my visa, I was heading back to New York, after being most everywhere, but I was so, so tired, and arrived in Boise, Idaho at midnight, just gone to the world.
Then someone sat beside me on the bus, stroked my head, and I went to sleep with my head resting on her shoulder.
I slept properly for the first time in three months.