Category Archives: UK Libel Law

How Iain Dale libelled Tom Watson (and me)

“I didn’t libel Tom Watson. if I had done, he would have sued me.” – Iain Dale (source) Today, in the High Court, The Sun issued an apology to Tom Watson (more) and agreed to pay a “substantial sum in … Continue reading

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Nadine Dorries is no blogger, and no blogging hero

Nadine Dorries, as it was once put so delicately by Dawn Primarolo:, has recently asserted many things to be facts that are not. While stating as facts things that are not facts, Nadine Dorries has also – by the account … Continue reading

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Keyword broadcasting

I recently made an information request (details later) and one of the things I asked for was details of searches made using my name and/or the name of my website. I asked for this data and (depending on what they … Continue reading

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Hitting and running

Psst! I’m over here this morning. Oh, and here’s a little something for Alex Hilton, who claims to have missed the whole Usmanov thing; a video I made at the time, but neglected to release… UK Libel Law (explained in … Continue reading

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Little Shannon Matthews is pure, concentrated evil

I don’t think the good people at the Mirror really thought this one through: Please see Septicisle for some thoughtful words on this topic. – – Also worth reading is Jean-Charles de Menezes summed up (via) – While I remain … Continue reading

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Alex Hilton vs. Johanna Kaschke

David Semple – Bloggers against libel: help Alex Hilton No. David T – Defend Alex “Recess Monkey” Hilton No. Iain Dale – “Some people may think I have lost my marbles when they read this post…” No! Alex Hilton – … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

1. Justin McKeating – Say ‘no’ to 42 days.: The House of Lords debates 42 days today and is expected to vote against it, but with the Prime Minister still insisting that he will push through the 42-day proposals, [Amnesty … Continue reading

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Noor Hanif’s letter to Alex Salmond

As off-putting as this not-very-appealing appeal was, the claim that someone had again silenced bloggers with the mere threat of legal action did get my attention, so I’d like to share the following with you: August 8th onwards: Evening Times … Continue reading

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Supporting Harry’s Place

Like Justin, I’m no fan of Harry’s Place, but bloggers should and must stand together whenever anyone tries the stunt of bypassing the author of any blog and instead censoring their content via bullshit legal threats to a service provider… … Continue reading

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Five items

1. Supporting Dave Walker: Unity – J Mark Brewer revisited (updated): It seems that while Brewer’s up for bullying Christian cartoonists and members of the clergy, when it comes to taking on a big bad atheist blogger with a penchant … Continue reading

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