Tuesday 24 April 2018

Making a twit of the law

IN one corner you had a celebrated footballer and his intimate relations with a TV star, in the other the courts, media, the Houses of Parliament, and thousands of internet users. It was always going to be an unequal contest, but exactly who wins in the tawdry super-injunction saga between Ryan Giggs and the rest of the world is hard to tell.

There has been a growing unease at a system that allows the wealthy to retreat behind writs while the less well-off are thrown to the wolves because they cannot afford judicial armour.

Might is seldom always right, but when 35,000 internet users saw fit to unmask the Manchester United hero as the married lover of Imogen Thomas all the courts could do was fume.

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