Goodwin wins injunction

Steve Dinneen
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Former RBS chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin has taken out a super-injunction barring the publication of any information about him.

An MP revealed under parliamentary privilege the injunction even prohibits media outlets from referring to him as a banker.

John Hemming said: “In a secret hearing this week Fred Goodwin has obtained a super-injunction preventing him being identified as a banker.

“Will the government have a debate or a statement on freedom of speech and whether there’s one rule for the rich like Fred Goodwin and one rule for the poor?”

Super-injunctions are increasingly used by high-profile individuals, as well as companies, to protect their privacy.

Parliamentary privilege protects lawmakers from prosecution over comments they make during parliamentary proceedings.