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BBC News: Phone-hacking trial: Jury starts deliberations
The jury in the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey has retired to consider its verdicts.

I had a stupid joke lined up for this very moment. But, just before I clicked ‘Publish’, I recalled the sub judice rule in relation to contempt of court. As I don't particularly relish the idea of an unlimited fine and/or imprisonment for up to two years, it's just going to have to wait, I'm afraid. Comments moderation has been turned on for the same reason.

(It isn't even a particularly good joke.)

(Nothing new there, then.)

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Much as I would like to believe that us ranting inanely here could be considered "mounting an organized campaign to influence proceedings", I'm not too sure that any of us carry that kind of authority!

    A lawyer and your mother-in-law are trapped in a burning building. You have time to save only one of them. Do you have lunch or go to a movie?

  2. Are you now free to tell us what the joke was to be? Or did you choke on your hat?

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