Some of the most erratic QCs on Twitter really did not like Guido’s report yesterday on new guidelines for barristers on social media. Former Change UK candidate Jessica Simor QC asked Guido to take her picture out of the article which shows examples of her questionable language. Simor even attempted to argue that she had only ever sworn once on Twitter, which came as news to Guido whose cursory search quickly collated multiple instances…
Which one of these was the only time you have ever sworn on Twitter? pic.twitter.com/AvKbcU3kkX
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) October 21, 2019
It seems to Guido that one of the reasons QCs were so upset by yesterday’s article is that that there quite possibly have been a good few of breaches of these new guidelines, with the twitterers in question regularly engaging in language that may be “considered distasteful” and that is “designed to demean or insult.”
Jolyon Maugham QC has even encouraged complaints, stating that he welcomes regulatory oversight. To be fair to him, Guido can see that he has been much more careful and measured in his online conduct than other members of his profession. If you see behaviour online that is genuinely in breach (comments that have clearly been designed to demean or insult), why not report the barrister using the Bar Standards Board’s online reporting form here?
UPDATE: See more colourful tweets from Sweary Simor here…
Read the f***ing article.
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) October 12, 2019
Yes. Well as stupid and pathetic as I thought. God I can’t get over how pathetic the guido Fawkes bunch are. Would be laughable if it was not so damned tragic. They have no f****** clue about history, peace, the unbelievable silver spoons stuck in their mouths.
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) October 17, 2019
Well said Conolly. The stupidity in this ‘no deal as a necessary negotiating line’ is infuriating. @SirSocks knows perfectly well he’s talking total bullshit – at least I damn hope he does.
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) June 10, 2018
Just to say Pete I am not even slightly intimidated or scared – just f****** furious that you should say this. The one thing Brexit has taught me is that I am old enough to know what is worth fighting for.
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) November 30, 2018
There is literally nothing in this piece that is not total bullshit. Impossible to know where to start with it. Staggering nonsense. Are there seriously people who will read it as ‘informative’? If so, I despair. https://t.co/Q6IPfkRJhB
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) September 28, 2019
Ha ha ha. More bullshit from the political editor of the Sunday Times. I’m just an EU lawyer who understands the conceptual basis for the EU & the EU Treaties – a poor old expert to blame for the legal realities. https://t.co/t7FM7F9p4V
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) October 8, 2019
Is this supposed to be informed comment? https://t.co/VEDg2XA771
I for one, couldn’t make head or tale of it.
And by the way, the country IS expected to be less well off, whether or not you ‘believe’ the figures.
Can BBC do its job and expose political bullshit please. pic.twitter.com/mGmrTmLMdh
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) March 30, 2018