Ministers are considering changing the law to protect free speech after the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Meghan earlier this week. Speaking about the ruling, one Cabinet minister argued that the “balance between privacy and free speech is clearly wrong”.
They said to the Daily Mail: “The judges have created a privacy law which Parliament never voted for.
“MPs never agreed a privacy law because they knew it would be used by the rich and famous to cover up their misdeeds.
“The balance between privacy and free speech is clearly wrong. If this is what the law says then it needs to change.
“It feels like we have had judge-invented law. It draws on laws passed by Parliament but it is not what Parliament ever intended and we should correct that.”
Reacting to the news on Twitter, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams called it the “ultimate irony”.
He wrote: “It would be the ultimate irony if Meghan’s victory against AN led to this.
“Political sources quoted express concern at the verdict.
“There is a review of the Human Rights Act & the forthcoming Online Harms Bill which could incorporate changes!”
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