February 29th, 2012

Lawyer Logic Paradox

On Sunday Guido had a premonition which, as can be seen above, he tweeted.

A law firm called Archerfield Partners has written to MPs and peers on the Joint Committee of Privacy and Injunctions saying they act for the ex-wife of an unnamed Asian head of state, and threatening the 26 MPs and peers. The lawyers gave them until 2 pm yesterday to remove from the parliamentary website this publication.

In the letter, which has come into the hands of The Telegraph, they say that Guido’s mystical premonition tweet breaks the terms of an interim injunction which unfortunately Guido hasn’t seen. Surely by asserting that the tweet breaches the injunction these learned lawyers have themselves just outed their client by confirming the injunction involves the subject of the tweet? Could they not be in contempt of their own injunction, if indeed it exists? Who knows? No one we know had heard of it until now…


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  1. 1
    Hope says:

    Oh a proper good story.

    We need full reform of injuctions and freedom of speech/press, something along lines of the USA 1st admendment.

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    • 5
      jgm2 says:

      And the 2nd amendment. Without which all other amendments and the entire constitution are merely at the whim of the government.

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        sockpuppet #4 says:

        I never got that logic. you’d need some pretty big weaponry if the government was pissed off with you personally.

        You’d need tanks, an AA battery and 10m thick walled bunker.

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        • 23
          jgm2 says:

          Not at all. Kennedy. Reagan (almost). Asymmetrical warfare I believe it’s called.

          Keeps the fuckers sleepless at night if nothing else. I’m all in favour.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            They’ve got bullet proof glass these days.

            And if you had a gun it would be about as much use as a rabbits foot in safeguarding democracy. A false sense of security.

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          • jgm2 says:

            They may have bullet-proof glass but as you see from the cadaverous, haunted look of Blair – it doesn’t help them sleep any easier at night.

            Fucking great. The horrible c*unts.

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          • Disarmament is Wrong says:

            If it is a false sense of security, then why not have a second amendment?
            I’ll happily defend myself against the parasites.

            And do you know the distance of the current record sniper assassination shot? I think the Canadian guy’s distance has been improved on recently.

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  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    They’re lawyers working for one of the world’s richest men. They don’t give a shit if they’re successful or not as long as they pursue every expensive avenue at the greatest expense possible and their client pays up.

    All lawyers are scum. Unprincipled to their core. Parliament is riddled with them.

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  3. 4
    MrAngry61 says:

    Good luck Guido- it appears that The Sultan & his ex wife are prepared to consider extra judicial solutions…

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      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I wonder if I can be of any help there. I would be quite happy to visit Brunei for this purpose. Boaz.

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  4. 6
    Fuct says:

    “All lawyers are scum. Unprincipled to their core” Bollocks.

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  5. 7
    Steve Miliband says:

    Some lawyer is probably earning £1000/hour for reading our shit posts about the aforementioned unmentionble mention metioned here

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      jgm2 says:

      Teams of ‘em at 1,000 quid an hour. All meticulously recorded on time-sheets to be presented to the client.

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  6. 8
    Zeno says:

    Then they must be having conniptions about the article at Harry’s Place that our good host has linked to in the sidebar.

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      jrand says:

      Trying to super-injunct what’s already all over the web in WikiP is ridiculous, the parliamentary committee should send them to the bottom of the class to await a flogging.

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  7. 9
    Brent Fraser says:

    Where’s Barbra Streisand when you need her?

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  8. 10
    Necronomicon says:

    So who is shagging whom?

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  9. 11
    Christian Guru Murphy says:

    The lawyers can’t be as crap as the incompetent Leveson who leaned on the boy Miliband and his troops to stamp on any criticism of his ridiculous £multi-million inquiry. Leveson and Miliband – advocates of suppression of free speech.

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    • 19
      Doley Doley says:

      in the grand tradition of their Tribe, no less

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      • 33
        Christian Guru Murphy says:

        Little Johnny Bercow’s not keen on freedom of speech either. And neither is Luciana Berger. And neither is Kaufman when it comes to expenses. All of them featured heavily on this week’s PMQs. If must be J*w*sh Propaganda Week.

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  10. 14
    Prof Heinz Wolff of Brunei University, innit says:

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  11. 15
    Christian Guru Murphy says:

    We’ve had a pro-Israel posting followed by an anti-Arab posting. How much has your new employer paid for taking over editorial policy of your formerly brilliant blog Guido?

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  12. 18
    keddaw says:

    Could I then send threatening letters in legalese to anyone warning them they may be in breach of a (non-existent) super injunction and threaten them into removing anything?

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  13. 22
    Workfare Office says:

    We were wondering how the placement with that nice Mr Miliband was working out?
    Do you think you will be taking him on full time Mr McLuskey?

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  14. 24
    Anonymous says:

    haha, hilarious.

    More fun please.

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  15. 25
    Idon't need no doctor says:

    What does labour stand for?

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    The religion of piss allows men to have as many wives as they want whether the women consent or not says:

    How many wives does the sultan have? Did he do as his prophet and marry a 6 year old? Allahu crapbar habibi!

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    • 48
      keddaw says:

      At least he waited until she was 9 before doing anything.

      A lesson for all of us there I think.

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      • 56
        Ramadamadingdong says:

        According to shariah law a Muslim is only allowed four wives – but in compensation he’s allowed as many concubines as he likes and is free to screw any female slaves / prisoners of war he has legal claim to. He is not, however, allowed to screw any female slaves belonging to his wife. Exercising the privileges of a prophut, the original Mohammed had at least a dozen living wives, not to mention the numerous slave girls and concubines of which he availed himself. Polygamy has been abolished in Turkey and Tunisia but it is likely that Erdogan, in the former, and the arab ‘spring’ in the latter will eventually bring about its return.

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  18. 34
    Kick in the Balls says:

    Blinky has moved on from doing his flatflining gesture to doing a digging mime. I wish someone would bury a dig in his skull.

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  19. 38
    Sarah Brown says:

    I’m just off to a conference on global poverty, after which I’ll be taking part in a charity marathon to raise money for charity, and then in the evening I’ll be hosting a charity auction to raise money for charities. I think it’s tacky and tasteless the way some people constantly go on about all the charity work they do instead of doing it privately with dignity and without fanfare. I never do that. I’m far too busy raising money for charities to be telling people about my charity work. For example, just yesterday, instead of gloating about my charity work, I attended a conference in Washington to fight world hunger. I flew back first class just in time to sign copies of my book at a charity dinner. And tomorrow I’ll be participating in another charity fun run to raise money for charity. Aren’t snowflakes lovely?

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    • 40
      Dave's Wet Nurse says:

      As long as you remember not to accept any offering of wiener schnitzel slatimbocca or any other veal offering on your plate at these dinners dear ….. just as you rightly refused the veal cutlet at the Berlusconi banquet in Sardinia some four years ago — on the basis it is cruel to kill veal because it is a YOUNG animal and has not yet had a chance off a full life .

      Indeed if you’re really against cruelty to YOUNG animals may I suggest a couple of capons for this year’s Christmas lunch ? Admittedly they’ll have been castrated as chicks but yum they are tasty !!

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  20. 43
    LabourNutter says:

    Maybe it’s a different Asian leader being referred to in the document.

    I wonder if the document will be withdrawn?

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    Anonymous says:

    The Sultan’s first wife is very tasty, super in fact

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  23. 50
    Alex says:

    So the Sultan of Brunei funds al-Quaeda. Sounds like deep pockets for any 911 victims looking for recompense. I believe the SoB owns the Dorchester, so thay can have that off him for a start.

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      Joe the Plumber says:

      How can there be an injunction when this info has been on Wiki for a year and a half?

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        Anonymous says:

        It hasn’t, Jo the plumber. The stuff about Mark Burby having an argument with the head of state isn’t the subject of the superinj, its much more interesting than that – funding al Qaeda and knowing about 7/7 attacks before they happened. But we are friendly with him so we have to accept it.

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    Sue, Grabbit and Runne says:

    So your argument goes that you cannot be prosecuted for breaking the terms of a super injunction because the act of prosecuting you confirms the existence and substance of the injunction, and therefore itself breaks the terms of the injunction.

    Nice. Let us know how you get on with that.

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  26. 59
    Fake Blood says:

    Thank God nobody is saving this document on their pcs or else they would be breaking the law.

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  27. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Too bloody late its saved

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  28. 63
    Andrew says:

    ‘This is the crisis of parliaments: we shall know by this if parliaments live or die.’

    SIR BENJAMIN RUDYERD, 1628

    And this is the crisis of parliaments again. If evidence submitted to either House or its committees and ordered to be printed can be taken off the Parliamentary website at the request of anyone, anyone at all, they might as well pack up and go home.

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  29. 64
    bs says:

    Hmm funny goings on – this seems to have been hopelessly bungled.

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TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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