I've just read a post over at Guido Fawkes' blog and I'm a bit confused/bemused/horrified.
First of all, let me nail my colours to the mast as far as Order-Order is concerned. I used to enjoy the site and would comment regularly. Now I barely look at it as it is, in my opinion, a wankfest of window lickers. That's just my own opinion, I'm very aware that the site has fans and is a 'big hitter' in the blogosphere.
But I think the site is now as much a part of the 'establishment' that we all fight against. If you read the post I linked to you should understand where I am coming from. To crow about a fellow blogger and personal solicitor winning the right to grant an injunction via twitter doesn't sit comfortably with me. The following 'statement' sent a shiver down my spine,
Matthew Richardson, the barrister who devised and won the Blaney’s Blarney Order, says “The Blaney’s Blarney Order is a huge step forward in preventing anonymous abuse of the Internet. People have to learn that they can no longer hide behind the cloak of anonymity the Internet provides and break the law with impunity.”
So, what the fuck is there to crow about? It 'don't make no sense' to me. The way I see it is that they have fallen straight into the hands of those who seek to censor and control the blogosphere and the internet. Perhaps he has had to much Guinness today.
And another 'prominent blogger' has today thrown his toys out of his pram. Fat Poof Dale, (©Old Holborn), has taken a strop because some newspaper diary column has pointed out a couple of home, (or should that be homo), truths. Mr Holborn has given us his opinion on the matter and to be fair, I think his opinion is shared by most of us.
So, a fantastic day for the blogosphere.
Update - You can visit the legal firm responsible for the injunction here