The superinjunction takes another turn. Apparently superinjunctions are fine if blackmail is a component of the privacy issue.
There are several issues with this. Firstly, blackmail is a criminal offence. Such an offence should be dealt with by the police and the CPS, not a rich man's playground. Again, we see a civil issue being hushed up, where as Joe Bloggs would have to go to the police who can guarantee no privacy.
Secondly there are issues that cause the blackmail. Were the press not so prepared to pay extortionate amounts of cash for tittletattle, the blackmail would never have been an issue.
Both are issues which further murk the water in any attempt to resolve the issue.
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