In case you’re not aware, the Defamation Bill is at Ping Pong, due to be debated again next Tuesday, 16th.
The Conservative MP, Sir Edward Garnier, a former(?) libel lawyer, has moved to scupper the Bill through an amendment to remove a central plank – that which protects individuals from corporate bullying litigation.
The timing of this disgraceful attempt to curtail freedom of speech in this country is interesting. If this charmer‘s amendment succeeds, the Bill is rendered virtually useless. What chance, then, individuals such as Lesley Kemp, who is currently facing the kind of situation that the Bill was intended to protect against?
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