Archive for 'Libel'
Over at Socialist Unity, a rogue commenter, almost certainly a Zionist, has posted a horrific libel against the veteran Socialist Workers Party activist, Martin Smith.
Shockingly, the commentator who has made this highly defamatory and untrue statement is masquerading as Andy Newman himself!
Andy Newman, as readers of Socialist Unity will know, maintains a bourgeois and liberal [...]
Lucy Lips adds:
Over at Socialist Unity, John Wight – a male model and soft porn author with a preoccupation with “International Jewry” – has this to say:
Shocking, terrible, disgraceful, sad…
Let those who colluded with the police and the News of the World hang their heads in shame.
Solidarity with Tommy Sheridan, his family and his many [...]
I am pleased to learn, by way of Richard Wilson (no, not that one… or that other one either), that Private Eye has become the first British-based media outlet to report fully on allegations of what Trafigura got up to before their lawyers attempted to do what even Oliver Cromwell did not: subvert Parliamentary privilege [...]
Some may recall the brouhaha that I discussed in April surrounding Orlando Figes writing hostile reviews of his rivals’ work on Amazon under a pseudonym, denying that he had written them, and instructing his lawyers on the matter. It all fell apart when the anonymous reviewer on Amazon was traced to the same address that Figes [...]
Posted: July 17th, 2010 under Libel.
Dave Osler writes one of the best left wing blogs in the UK. For the past two years he has been fighting a libel case, details of which are posted on the excellent Jack of Kent blog. The decision will be handed down today in the high court, from Mr Justice Eady of the Simon [...]
Posted: May 13th, 2010 under Libel.
Orlando Figes has been a naughty boy. The chattering classes have been chattering. On April 16, I was made aware of a short article that appeared in The Times Literary Supplement. At the time, it did not appear to be on line, but it is now. The gist of this article was that someone had [...]
When newspapers reported that Robert Dee, a British tennis player was “the worst professional tennis player in the world” after the sportsman had set a record for 54 straight-set losses on the international professional circuit he threatened to sue for libel.
Like dominoes, iconic mastheads of British journalism toppled, issuing apologies and retractions. The Daily Mail wrote [...]
This is a guest post by amie
A cheer went up at 9.45am chez amie at the single word from the courtroom on Jack of Kent’s twitter: WIN!
Simon Singh has won this leg of his defence against the libel case brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association. The judgement does more than remove the cords [...]
This is a guest post by Amie
During the hearing last week of the BCA v Simon Singh, there were a plethora of vexed issues for the three heavyweight Justices to grapple with.
As light relief they also batted around the exercise, as the law requires them to do, of getting behind the eyes of the likely reader [...]
Okay, so he’s mad as a hatter and sometimes quite nasty, and usually wrong, wrong, wrong!
We at Harry’s Place will always stand with bloggers who are threatened by libel suits. It is not nice threatening bloggers with letters from lawyers. What’s more, it is generally unnecessary. We get them quite often and they are unpleasant.
We are disappointed that, [...]