1.Everyone shall possess the right to freely express and publicise his thoughts in words, images or by any other means, as well as the right to inform others, inform himself and be informed without hindrance or discrimination 2.Exercise of the said rights shall not be hindered or limited by any type or form of censorship Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Article 37.º

Gerry McCann, Clarence Mitchell and Alan Tudor 'Sneak' Media Attack

Gerry McCann in the Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee investigating privacy and libel laws at Portcullis House in London March 10, 2009 

HoC Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Meeting started at 2.45pm
ended at 4.18pm
Press Standards, Privacy and Libel

1. Gerry McCann, Clarence Mitchell and Adam Tudor, Carter-Ruck, Media and Human Rights Lawyers

Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Members

Member Constituency Party
Janet Anderson MPRossendale and DarwenLabour
Philip Davies MPShipleyConservative
Mr Nigel Evans MPRibble ValleyConservative
Paul Farrelly MPNewcastle-under-LymeLabour
Mr Mike Hall MPWeaver ValeLabour
Alan Keen MPFeltham and HestonLabour
Rosemary McKenna MPCumbernauld and Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastLabour
Adam Price MPCarmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid Cymru
Mr Adrian Sanders MPTorbayLiberal Democrats
Helen Southworth MPWarrington SouthLabour

"The protection which absolute privilege extends to those preparing written evidence and to witnesses must not be abused. In particular, witnesses should answer questions put to them by a committee carefully, fully and honestly. Deliberately attempting to mislead a committee is a contempt of the House, which the House has the power to punish."

from Guide for witnesses
Provides detailed guidance for individuals and organisations giving written or oral evidence to a House of Commons select committee.

Citations, transcript and review from the debate to follow


  1. Oh dear! There they go again...the portuguese published and the poor silly british journalists followed suit.

    Mr. IGNORANT McCann, Portugal was never a Comunist country, you moron.

    If the Brit press f...d up it was their fault.

  2. Joana, great, thank you for the video.

    Gerry looks terrible, doesn't he, scarred to death!
    Did you notice Tony Bennett sitting behind him?
    I pray this is the beginning of fighting back.

  3. Gerry must have felt sooo uncomfortable with Mr. Bennett directly behind him...good on you Mr. Bennett, make him sweat!


  4. I loved the question on Robert Murat. Gerald's expression was priceless. And Clary immediately changing the subject? Guilty as sin - the pair of them.


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