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Cite as:  EWHC 666 (QB),  ICR D7
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QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
| UNITE THE UNION
|- and –
|MR RICARDO FREITAS
The Defendant did not appear and was not represented
Hearing date: 15th March 2022
Crown Copyright ©
Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email, release to BAILII and publication on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be 10.30am on 23rd March 2022.
The Honourable Mrs Justice Collins Rice :
The Claimant entrusts the leadership of its BASSA branch to members who are paedophiles and/or child sex offenders, and more of them deserve to join those currently in prison.
The Claimant operates and/or condones or tolerates the operation of its BASSA branch as a criminal enterprise controlled by a criminal cabal which is engaged in criminal conduct including fraud and corruption and even paedophilia. The endemic criminality and fraud is of such extent and severity as will imminently be established by the proper and necessary investigations of the Serious Fraud Office and other law enforcement authorities, and will be demonstrated by the merited arrest and exposure of Branch Committee members and others associated with the leadership.
Quantum of general damages
…once final judgment has been entered, whether after trial or summarily, a defendant's right to freedom of expression does not preclude the grant of an injunction. On the contrary, a claimant who succeeds in obtaining a final judgment is normally entitled to a permanent injunction to vindicate the right that he has proved that he has.
that the Defendant, whether by himself, his servants or agents, or otherwise howsoever, be prohibited from publishing, causing to be published, and/or continuing to publish, the words complained of or any similar statements.