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'Unsustainable'

You know who the Premier League footballer caught boffing Imogen Thomas is. We know who the Premier League footballer caught boffing Imogen Thomas is. Dammit, everyone knows who the Premier League footballer caught boffing Imogen Thomas is. However, we can’t publish who it is, even though it’s been out there for weeks.

It’s got to the point now where even the Prime Minister David Cameron has got involved, saying that it’s unfair on the poor old tabloid press that they can’t publish the results of their (probably highly illegal) investigations into the lurid lives of celebrities, and has even suggested that the Government step in and sort this super-injunction mess out.

‘It is rather unsustainable, this situation, where newspapers can't print something that clearly everybody else is talking about, but there's a difficulty here because the law is the law and the judges must interpret what the law is,’ he said on ITV1’s Daybreak. ‘What I've said in the past is, the danger is that judgments are effectively writing a new law which is what Parliament is meant to do.

‘So I think the Government, Parliament has got to take some time out, have a proper look at this, have a think about what we can do, but I'm not sure there is going to be a simple answer. It's not fair on the newspapers if all the social media can report this and the newspapers can't, so the law and the practice has got to catch up with how people consume media today.’

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