London - A senior High Court libel judge who slapped down a red top application to un-gag a gagging order is tonight the laughing stock of the entire Royal Courts of Justice.
Within an hour of Mr Justice Eady's rebuff of The Sun an MP outed the gigging - er...gagging! - order's plaintiff's ID.
Using parliamentary priviledge MP John Hemmings then challenged Eady's ability 'to jail 75,000 Twatter users' for breach of injunction and contempt of court.
The revelations were instantly reported on TV, on radio and online so that by the early evening news the entire affair was out in the open and the top story on UK mainstream news.
Tonight barristers from Sue-Yer-Arse-Orf Chambers - attorneys representing Rupert Murdoch's The Sun - were royally ratarsed in Moody's Champagne Bar, near Lincoln's Inn, as news of the coup against Eady went viral.
The tightrope stand-off now gives virtual victory to Eady's eunuchised red tops as the whole privacy debate teeters on the tip of an abyss.
Chambers associate Mr Justice Omerta is 69.