Tweeting Comedian Appeals Conviction
In January 2010, following a bout of heavy snow, Robin Hood Airport posted long delays and cancellations. Paul Chambers, who was due to fly from the airport shortly afterwards, tweeted the message: “Cr*p! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your sh*t together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high.” Chambers was charged and the case went to court the following November. Crown Court Judge Jacqueline Davies, however, said the message was “clearly menacing” and so sentenced him to a £1,000 fine. This week, heheaded back to court in order to appeal the decision joined by supporters of the cause, Stephen Fry and Al Murray.