Saturday, 19 March 2011

John Hemmings on 'hyper-injunctions'

Over on Liberal England one of Lord Bonker's Six of the Best  is a  post  he declares everyone should readAnna Raccoon writes; "Mr John Hemming, (Lib Dem) MP for Yardley in Birmingham, rose to his feet and used parliamentary privilege to list some of the secret prisoners, the people who have lost their liberty in the UK behind closed doors; the court orders which detail the secret injunctions – not for the benefit of footballers or bankers ... but the injunctions, not mere ‘super-injunctions’ that the media could not mention, but ‘hyper-injunctions’ which even prevented the aggrieved citizen from appealing to their MP for help."
There has been little or no reporting of the points raised by John Hemmings but the 'Debate on Articles 9 and 13 of the Bill of Rights and the role of Parliament in dealing with all grievances and the importance of freedom of communication between constituents and Members' can be found in Hansard and on Parliamentary TV. It is not a quick Youtube style clip but an extended debate. If you listen to the end I hope you will recognise the importance of the issue



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