This site has become necessary for the following reasons:
- John Hemming MP has long been campaigning for victims of the Court of Protection and Family Law
- In January 2011 he joined us at a meeting of Victims of White Collar Crimes with exemplary suggestions for support and taking our issues further
- In Spring 2011 he used Parliamentary Privilege not only to remove a gagging order from Vicky Haigh and Doncaster Council but also Sir Fred Goodwin
- As a consequence, injunctions and superinjunctions became ‘topical’ and he was attacked by fellow MPs and others.
A Facebook fan has launched “John Hemming for Justice Minister” as a cause.
This site is an attempt to support an MP whose intelligence is way above average, who is financially independent and thus can afford to be principled:
- to act on behalf of the electorate to whom he owes his position as MP
- he went to court to stop Ministers from undermining the democratic process by withholding information from MPs under Common Law
- his article The Courts and Politics: Holding the Executive to Account is an outstanding model:
- he uses the legal process to make the “Rule of Law” work – not the “Rule of Person”.
If you want to know who’s blogging, you can view my profile on LinkedIn.
- You: Sir Fred Goodwin superinjunction revealed in Lords (guardian.co.uk)
- Judges challenge use of parliamentary privilege (guardian.co.uk)
- Sir Fred Goodwin granted superinjunction (newstatesman.com)
- John Hemming: the MP who outed Ryan Giggs in superinjunctions row (victims-unite.net)
- Goodwin gagging order partially lifted (guardian.co.uk)
- John Hemming: the MP who outed Ryan Giggs in superinjunctions row (guardian.co.uk)
- MP seeks superinjunction gagging order to stop activities being exposed (dailymail.co.uk)
- Judge clarifies Sir Fred Goodwin order (independent.co.uk)
- Senior Judges To Report On Gagging Orders (news.sky.com)
- Sir Fred Goodwin super-injunction: Former RBS boss ‘used gagging order to hide alleged affair with a senior colleague’ (mirror.co.uk)
- Fred the Shred gag order lifted (thesun.co.uk)