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Was MP John Hemming right to name Ryan Giggs in Parliament?

The future use of injunctions could be in doubt after the naming in Parliament of a footballer who tried to use one to hide an alleged affair.

Lib Dem MP John Hemming named Manchester United star Ryan Giggs in a Commons question on privacy orders.

The prime minister has called for a review into the use of injunctions, calling it “unsustainable”.

BBC legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman said the system was now looking “weak and fractured”.

Using parliamentary privilege to break the court order, Mr Hemming said it would not be practical to imprison the 75,000 Twitter users who had named the player.

The High Court rejected two attempts on Monday to overturn the ban, the first after a Scottish paper named the footballer on Sunday, and the second after Mr Hemming’s action.