Thursday, 1 August 2013

Making the punishment fit the crime

From The Metro (top left on page 5):

Former Conservative Party grandee Peter Cruddas says he was cut off from his party and 'made to feel like an outcast' by the prime minister after a libellous story appeared in print...

The High Court found that the newspaper had falsely alleged that Mr Cruddas was charging £250,000 to meet David Cameron.
It ordered the paper to pay £500,000 costs...

... and meet David Cameron twice, presumably.


Ben Jamin' said...

These libel laws are a good opportunity to make some easy cash.

Find a tabloid journalist, get them write some totally unfounded allegations about you , go to court, spilt the winnings.

If anyone raises any questions about it, sue them too. Double bubble.