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John Hemming MP, Vicky Haigh, and her supporters

August 25, 2011

In April I wrote about John Hemming’s use of Parliamentary privilege to name a woman involved in a family law dispute with a local authority. I concluded: since this appears to be a family case involving a local authority, it’s reasonable to suspect it’s a child care case in which section 1(1) of the Children Act […]

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Booker, Hemming and the “forced caesarian” case: a masterclass in Flat Earth news

December 4, 2013

In his excellent book, Nick Davies explains what he means by “Flat Earth news”: A story appears to be true. It is widely accepted as true. It becomes a heresy to suggest that it is not true – even if it is riddled with falsehood, distortion and propaganda. The process of Flat Earth news making […]

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A cautionary lesson: the Vicky Haigh and Liz Watson judgments

September 6, 2011

Sir Nicholas Wall has published his judgments in these cases involving Vicky Haigh, the woman John Hemming named in Parliament as a potential “secret prisoner” back in April after she spoke at a public meeting about the court case involving her child, and Elizabeth Watson, the woman who wrote e-mails and articles on the web […]

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John Hemming’s judicial conduct complaint against Sir Nicholas Wall

September 1, 2011

I must write about something other than John Hemming MP and his causes soon, or else I’ll become an obsessed man, and start suing everyone, or something. But before leaving the subject, I must pick up on something written by Christopher Booker on the Telegraph website over the weekend, in a piece critical of Sir […]

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John Hemming’s extraordinary defence

September 1, 2011

John Hemming MP wrote an extraordinary article in the Huffington Post last week, defending his actions in the Vicky Haigh case. First I want to address one of the legal points he raises in the piece. This one’s on American constitutional law. He says: In the USA it would be clearly unconstitutional to apply to jail […]

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Self-styled outlaws

August 26, 2011

Two cases in court this week have involved people whose cause has been championed by John Hemming MP. First, on Monday, there was Vicky Haigh’s case. Today, a man called Norman Scarth, who’s in prison for contempt of court, has been refused habeas corpus by Wyn Williams J in the Administrative Court. He, too, is supported […]

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