BBC must not be silenced on Trafigura by cuddly lawyers Carter Ruck
This is a Newsnight presentation concerning the squalid company Trafigura. I have posted it on this site in protest at the BBC's climbdown to wealthy libel lawyers Carter Ruck. Frankly it is time to protest at libel laws that protect the rich but not the poor and that enrich lawyewrs such as Carter Ruck.
Trafigura and Carter Ruck - made for each other.
And please watch the film!
HAT TIP: Iain Dale
Meanwhile Tim Ireland takes us back to the real issues concerning Transfigura with these videos about the disgraceful conduct of Transfigura;
And please read this.
Trafigura have a right to defend themselves but not by silencing accusations of destruction of peoples' lives. The resort to legal bullying means that the matter cannot be ducked. The truth must be found. Doubtless Carter Ruck will be unleashed on those who promote the story but if thousands of bloggers do so as was the case regarding Usmanov a couple of years ago, the freedom of debate can prevail.
Please link to this story and in so doing give a voice to the voiceless and defend free debate.
Finally it's a waste of time suing me. I entered the Methodist ministry with little money. I can't say that being a Methodist minister has exactly brought me into the super rich cataegory. On that basis I an doubtless many of you are no match for for Provate Eye's favourite lawyers. What people like me have is a conviction that we should live in a society in which those who prey on the powerless are confronted and also a conviction that wealth should not be a means of shutting down the inconvenient debates.
Labels: Libel laws