The “Twitter joke” appeal: victory for Paul Chambers

by Carl Gardner on July 27, 2012

Paul Chambers’s appeal was successful this morning in his appeal against conviction for sending a menacing tweet under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, in the case known as the “Twitter joke trial” appeal. I’ll post the judgment as soon as I can. In the meantime, Paul Chambers and his legal team spoke to the media as they emerged from court – you can listen below.

You hear Paul Chambers himself first, then his leading counsel John  Cooper QC and solicitor David Allen Green. Finally there are some words from one of Paul Chambers’s most prominent supporters, the comedian Al Murray.

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1 Stephen July 27, 2012 at 11:55

Yes, I agree that the CPS decision makers do seem to have been mistaken in pursuing this case and vindictive in opposing the subsequent appeals. The CPS seems to have disbursed public funds in pursuit of an unholy agenda and certainly not one in the public interest. It may be a weakness in the process that CPS decisions to prosecute can not be judicially reviewed.

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