Isn’t it ALWAYS the way, that big things happen when you’re stuck on public transport?
Laws that led to London being dubbed “the libel capital of the world” will be reformed after peers in the Lords voted to pass the defamation bill, ending a three-year campaign led by Liberal Democrat peers Lord McNally and Lord Lester.
Libel reform campaigners said they were “delighted” overall that defamation reform was finally passing into law, although they were disappointed by the failure of a bid to bar private companies contracted to run schools, prisons or healthcare from suing ordinary citizens who criticised the work they do for the taxpayer.
Well done to Sense about Science, all the campaigners and supporters!
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