The Craig Whyte trial

I fully realise that the circumstances around this legal event will interest many who visit this site.

However, the current trial is “live proceedings” and ipso facto is covered by the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

For the avoidance of doubt, I will not moderate any comments on this trial while it is ongoing.

Moreover, I have already binned” a substantial amount over the last few days.

If anyone tries to repeatedly comment on this trial then their email address will be blocked.

It is quite a simple operation, but I would rather not have to do that.

However,it would appear that some folk, heroically anonymous and bravely concealed, believe that the laws of contempt do not apply to them.

I would recommend that anyone on Twitter should follow James Doleman  ( @jamesdoleman ) who is covering the trial.

James is an independent journalist and member of the NUJ.

His court reporting is of the highest standard.

Mr Whyte deserves due process and, of course, he has the presumption of innocence.

The Crown Office has issued a specific warning about this trial apropos comments on social media.

For those of you who are interested in the background to this case then the archive on this blog goes back to the time when the seminal events at dispute took place.









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