Monday, January 21, 2008

Northern Rock’s lawyers on the attack

Collapsed UK Banks Attempts to Censor WikiLeaks

"Wikileaks has released a couple of hilarious legal demands over a confidential briefing memo entitled Project Wing — Northern Rock Executive Summary. Northern Rock Bank (UK) collapsed spectacularly late last year on the back of the sub-prime lending crisis and was re-floated by the Bank of England at a cost of over £24bn. The memo was used by the Financial Times, the Telegraph and others. It attracted a number of censorship injunctions, as reported by the Guardian, which only Wikileaks continues to withstand.

Posted by little professor @ 03:17 PM (827 views)
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4 thoughts on “Northern Rock’s lawyers on the attack

  • little professor says:

    This is the document in question. Seems pretty innocuous to me, I don’t know why they are getting so precious about it.

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  • You beat me to that.

    I think it was more interesting that they bothered to stop it, than the actual content.

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  • it_is_going_with_a_bang says:

    As always, of you want to keep something quiet, don’t issue injunctions.
    Anyway I really don’t see why anything to do with Northern Rock should be censored.
    National Security is one thing to keep under wraps but why this? If it’s public money in it then the public have a right to know EVERYTHING.

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