Libel reform – Lords Amendment 2 rejected

16 April 2013 by Lee Turnpenny, posted in Uncategorized

MPs have just voted to reject Lords Amendment 2, which would have required corporate bodies to obtain court permission to bring libel cases against individuals (ie, that requiring that they first demonstrate proof of (likelihood of) financial loss; the only measure that would have prevented Simon Singh being sued by the British Chiropractic Association).

The interests of corporations have today overridden individual freedom of speech.

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