Opinion: The Daily Mail knows all about ‘hate’ – Des Freedman

4 10 2013

Mail and MilibandIf any single article demonstrates the abuse of press power, the Daily Mail’s hatchet job on Ralph Miliband, the father of Labour leader Ed Miliband, has got to be right up there with the best of them. The Mail has now twice run an article accusing Miliband Senior of ‘hating Britain’ based on the latter’s disgust at the class privilege and old boys’ networks that he saw running the country. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Trials, Summary Determinations and Assessments: 2012 to 2013

4 10 2013

statistics-graphsThis post records the “final determinations” of libel cases by High Court judges in the legal year: October 2012 – July 2013. It shows a slight increase in the number of trials over the previous year (from 5 to 7).  Defendants continue have a better success rate than claimants (2012/13 – 56%; 2011/12 – 67%, 2011/12 – 59%). Read the rest of this entry »