The absurdity of creating legal instruments which deny their own existence was highlighted today after a judge was caught mentioning a so-called super injunction whilst in the process of granting it. The Hon Mr Justice Nicol, upon realising his mistake, was heard to utter "Oh bugger" before removing himself from the court, finding himself in contempt.
A court usher later revealed that Justice Nicol had not followed standard court procedure after saying the word "granted" and had forgotten to pretend to zip up his mouth, lock it and throw away the key. A source has admitted that the judges are "walking a legal minefield" and that they are constantly checking over their shoulders for a Douglas Adams-esque "puff of logic".
Another humiliating legal backfire has been caused by Attorney General Dominic Grieve. His advice to Twitter users that they face prosecution if they break an injunction via the microblogging service means that all of the service's members must now be given details of the injunction subjects and the context in which they aren't allowed to mention them. A surge in Twitter membership from Heat readers is expected in the next few days.