Tag Archives: paul chambers

Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Padraig Reidy: Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Has Lord McAlpine been the victim of a crime?

Padraig Reidy: Has Lord McAlpine been the victim of a crime?

Paul Chambers responds to DPP announcement on social media prosecutions

Paul Chambers responds to DPP announcement on social media prosecutions

Twitter joke trial on Airstrip One

Christopher Hitchens believed that the battle for free speech is “an all out confrontation between the ironic and the literal mind”. Today at the Royal Courts of Justice, a significant blow was struck for the forces of irony, humour and free speech against the dead, literal, bureaucratic mind. Paul Chambers’ ordeal, which ended today when […]

Twitter Joke Trial: Appeal judgment due tomorrow

An appeal decision in the Twitter Joke Trial is to be handed down by Lord Chief Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning [27 July]. Last month Paul Chambers appealed his conviction for having jokingly tweeted in January 2010 that he would blow Nottingham’s Robin Hood airport “sky high” if his planned flight […]

Defend Edwina Currie!

Padraig Reidy: Defend Edwina Currie!

How do we legislate for social media?

Padraig Reidy: How do we legislate for social media?

Twitter joke trial “a steamroller to crack a very small nut”

Padraig Reidy:Twitter joke trial “a steamroller to crack a very small nut”

Julian Huppert MP is Spartacus

Padraig Reidy:
Julian Huppert MP is Spartacus

Twitter joke trial: They just don’t “get it”

Graham Linehan: The Twitter joke trial shows just how many people want to hold back our online evolution