Harriet Harman defends press freedom
Harriet Harman had a pop at the judiciary in Parliament this week. As leader of the House of Commons she defended the right to report proceedings in Parliament and said it was not for the courts but for the Speaker of the House to decide what should be restricted in terms of reporting proceedings. Harman has a long track record of defending freedom of speech (Harman v UK)so its great to see her sticking up for the press at a time when the expenses scandal is heating up again....
Harman addresses the House (courtesy of Guardian)
Harman tells courts to but out of Parliamentary proceedings
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