British journalists have become part of Johnson’s fake news machine – Peter Oborne

24 10 2019

It’s chilling. From the Mail, The Times to the BBC and ITN, everyone is peddling Downing Street’s lies and smears. They’re turning their readers into dupes. “Number 10 probes Remain MPs’ ‘foreign collusion’.” This huge banner headline dominated the front page of The Mail on Sunday on 29 September. Read the rest of this entry »

Did The Guardian misuse Boris Johnson’s private information, and could he sue? – Zoe McCallum

25 06 2019

The newspapers are once again replete with Boris Johnson’s private life. Last weekend he rowed loudly with his girlfriend. Neighbours overheard. She shouted “get off me”, “get out of my flat”, “you’re spoilt”, “you have no care for money or anything”.  He shouted “get off my f***ing laptop”. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Crow v Johnson, Libel action against London Mayor struck out

17 07 2012

The leader of the RMT Union, Bob Crow, has failed in a libel claim against London Mayor Boris Johnson relating to leaflets issued the 2012 London Mayoral campaign.  In a judgment handed down on the day of the hearing  Mr Justice Tugendhat held that, in “the context of a hotly contested election” the words could not be held to be defamatory ([2012] EWHC 1982 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »