Within a week of one another came two reports on the future of journalism in an age of big tech: The Cairncross Review (on 12 Feb) and The Commons DCMS Committee Final Report into Fake News and Disinformation (14 Feb – but with its excoriating criticism of Facebook, anything but a Valentine to Mark Zuckerberg). The Cairncross Report (p25-30) […]
Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution Dubbed the ‘Armstrong Protocol’, Professor Kenneth Armstrong has published a discussion paper, outlining a proposal for a legal bridge between a revised Political Declaration and the Withdrawal Agreement to unblock the Brexit process. The Secretary of State for […]
The final report of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Disinformation and Fake News [pdf] was published on 18 February 2019. It is the product of an 18 month process – far in excess of the normal timeframe for Select Committee inquiries, involving 170 written submissions and 73 oral witnesses.
Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news. The UK’s post-Brexit deal with the EU Three former Tory Cabinet Ministers – Owen Paterson, Iain Duncan Smith and Nicky Morgan – have warned Theresa May that the Irish backstop needs more than “tweaks” if her Brexit deal is to get through Parliament. […]
A series of recent decisions make it clear that, if meaning is an issue in dispute in a defamation action, there should ordinarily be a trial of meaning as a preliminary issue before the service of the defence. This is an important change in practice.