Sunday, 7 February 2010

John Terry - Correction

In a 3rd Feb. post on John Terry it was suggested that Mr. Terry's private life was not simply his business. It was also that of tabloid journalists, proprietors and their readers, as well as that of publicists such as Max Clifford, The Premier League and, of course, the football supporters.

There was however a serious omission which we would like to correct. Mr Terry's private life is, of course, also the business of libel lawyers. Without these brave men and women, the private lives of celebrities would be incomplete. In fact the difference that libel - and of course divorce - lawyers make to the rich and famous and their cherished private lives is incalculable. It is safe to say that their greatest contribution to date, the super-injunction, is considered a 'must-have' item for these jet-setters - and that includes those simply coming to London to sample the wonders of our celebrity-orientated legal system

Sadly, it is not possible to amend the post in question to include the specific details of the business that the lawyers undertook in the John Terry case. Our learned friends have stated in no uncertain terms that whilst Mr Terry's business might indeed be their business, their business is most certainly not any of our business. And we might just add, we're bound to agree. Totally bound.

(Shaun, are we actually allowed to say all / any of the above? Please check.)


  1. I wouldn't risk it. Couldn't you just replace the words 'libel lawyers' with 'pixies'. I'm sure people would still be able to decipher what you're talking about.

  2. Herein lies proof, were you to need it, of the success of New Labour:
    The rich have got richer, the poor have gone nowhere, the middle classes are revolting and those who can afford it, have become more litigious!
    New Labour, New Failure.

  3. OK so apart from two awful wars, the near meltdown of the banking system, one of the highest levels of debt in the West, and the introduction of a police state, what has the Labour government never done for you?

  4. I don't understand any of what they say, but I do know they are kind to celebrities

  5. Sir Totally Loaded QC7 February 2010 at 15:16

    As with many things in life, you get the legal system you deserve

  6. Lord Chancellor Would be a fine thing7 February 2010 at 15:21

    Let us be proud to say: Our courts will not protect our own citizens, who will be extradited, whilst rich and famous jetsetters will use the same courts for their personal gratification.
    Well, I don't know... some would consider that patriotic. Wouldn't they?

  7. Labour - the party that defended the weak and vulnerable? The biggest con of all.

  8. Well at least somebody looks out for the big man, thats all I can say.

  9. As my mother, who was a senior communist party official, used to say: Look after the pounds, and the pennies won't dare complain

  10. U-Turney General7 February 2010 at 16:09

    Yes, like the Ritz, courts are open to all. But only the rich need to spend lots of money in them. As they do in the Ritz.
    The poor scrape through on a cheap deal from the internet. But as they say, each to his own!

  11. Baroness Scotfree7 February 2010 at 16:11

    Can I just make it clear: The rich and powerful invented the courts, so why should they feel guilty about using them? I wouldn't. Were I to have to use them that is. Which I won't ever have to.