Today’s published Commons order papers contain a question to be answered by a minister later this week. The Guardian is prevented from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question is, which minister might answer it, or where the question is to be found.

The only fact the Guardian can report is that the case involves the London solicitors Carter-Ruck, who specialise in suing the media for clients, who include individuals or global corporations.

Via Warren Ellis, disturbingly enough. This whole affair could have come straight out of Transmet.

Anybody know what’s going on? All the speculation I’ve seen so far says it’s about Trafigura. But how could it even work from a legal standpoint?

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