Judging by Twitter, the British public is waking up to one of the worst excesses their country perpetrates against the right of free speech: the ability of celebrities, the powerful, and the connected to obtain injunctions "contra mundum", or against the world, prohibiting publication of their embarrassing secrets. Though allegedly this injunction (a prior restraint against speech as we would call it in the United States) is available to anyone, as a practical matter British courts issue it only for the better sort of person.
In theory, such an injunction prohibits anyone, in perpetuity, from mentioning that BBC political editor Andrew Marr is a shameful hypocrite who used his influence and power to cover up an extra-marital affair with another journalist for three years. Though now that he has been caught, Marr claims to be ashamed for participating in such an abuse against free speech and a free press, even for writing this from the United States, Marr could use Britain's notorious libel laws to attack your humble author for truthfully discussing his wanton lewdness and adultery.
Fortunately Popehat has no British readers.
They're all too busy speculating about which English Premier League "footballer" (a term I understand refers to a soccer player) obtained an injunction, contra mundum, prohibiting the world from discussing his extra-marital affair with BBC reality star Imogen Thomas.
Rumor has it that his name is Ryan Giggs.