The Government today won an appeal against a legal ruling which allowed anti-war protester Brian Haw to continue his long-running vigil outside Parliament.
Last July Mr Haw, from Worcestershire, won a High Court action against new laws threatening his round-the-clock demonstration, which he began in Parliament Square in June 2001.
The court then ruled that legislation aimed at controlling demonstrations around the Houses of Parliament did not apply to 56-year-old Mr Haw.
But at the Court of Appeal today, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, Lord Justice Laws and Lady Justice Hallett overturned that decision.
Mr Haw was not at the London courtroom for the ruling.
See Tuesday's Birmingham Post for more on this story