That Rod Liddle article

A disgrace, that's what it is.

I've read the Rod Liddle article, and it's a disgrace. No, not that he commented on an ongoing court case. He defended that foundational (but sadly now, outdated) principle of English law, that you can't be tried twice for the same crime.

So, what is a disgrace in my view?

Well, it's a disgrace that a judge would suppress such a mild and general discussion.

It's a disgrace that the Spectator hadn't the backbone to tell the court that it was over-reaching.

And it will be a disgrace that no-one in public life will defend Liddle.