Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Telegraph moves to censure Nadine Dorries - free speech in the UK not even for MPs !!!!

It seems that free speech and articles are fine as long as they don't impact on the owners of the Daily Telegraph.

Dizzy reports that heavy handed legal attacks have been made on what Nadine has said (H/T to Guido).

The key objective appears to be to prevent her alleged accusations that the owners of the Telegraph have a political agenda beyond public service in they way they have handled the MPs expense and allowance scandal. I have questioned for some time what the Telegraph's agenda really is in comments else where.

I have to say I think this level of legal censorship is breathtaking and quite frankly makes you think that Nadine Dorries has a point. ( You can see a glowing report about UKIP in todays Telegraph ).

In the mean time Nadine's blog can be read at this Google cache.

There is a real stink of hypocrisy and bullying about the Telegraph position.

PS There is also a lesson for UK bloggers about the need to take your blogs outside UK jurisdiction where the law doesn't only favour the rich.


Joe said...
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Man in a Shed said...

Joe - you just fell short of my comment mod policy.

Here's the bit of your comment that gets through:

Joe 2:45pm said...

Dorries deleted all critical comments. None showed up. Hardly a blog hero.


Man in a Shed said...

That policy is here .. ( its in the small print as you head down the blog ).

sm said...

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

wildgoose said...

I want to know what the Telegraph is up to as well. The way they are handling this really does suggest they have another agenda as well.