Obiter commends HM Judiciary for the commendable dispatch with which it now distributes judgments to media organisations - a real boon, this. And we have enormous sympathy on those not infrequent occasions when its good intentions fall foul of ever more zealous internet firewalls. So it was that news of former England captain John Terry’s acquittal for racist abuse never made it to Obiter’s inbox.

HM Judiciary’s message apparently contained no fewer than 1 c*** , 2 f**ks and 1 f***ing, the IT bods sternly informed us. Perhaps HMJ would itself be well advised to make judicious (sic) use of the asterisk in future.