Yesterday Twitter sparked into action and #Iamspartacus and #twitterjoketrial trended all day – and is still trending. @JackofKent (aka David Allen Green – Paul Chambers’ lawyer) reports that some 20,000 + tweets of the now famously infamous @pauljchambers tweet about East Midlands airport being ‘blown sky high’ have been recorded. Jackofkent commented that he may have 20k+ clients if the CPS decides to prosecute everyone who tweeted the original ‘menacing tweet’.
Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!! #IAmSpartacus
The judge on appeal used the concept of the sensitive old/ordinary couple – another entirely imaginary device in the fine tradition of the *Man on the Clapham Omnibus* to justify her judgment – although, to be fair, I haven’t had the opportunity of reading this judgment. Has it been published anywhere? [I am advised by Jackofkent that it may just have been a ‘sensitive couple’ and not ‘older couple’ as I have seen reported on the net/twitter – One must be accurate….. but there is nothing to stop an imaginary sensitive couple being older as in pic…. – I will await JoK’s confirmation of this from transcript – Have amended pic and header accordingly! – The judge may have said *ordinary person / couple…..]
‘I am Spartacus’ goes viral on Twitter
“I am Spartacus” became one of the most used phrases in the world on Friday as thousands of Twitter users protested against the conviction of a man found guilty of threatening to blow up an airport on the microblogging site.
Time, I think for politicians to step in and have a long hard look at s.127…and time for the deft hand of a Red or Appeal judge(s) to ‘review’ it?
One tweeter has even written an ‘Open Letter’ to the trial judge….