Sally Bercow 'is now kitchen table blogger': Her tweets that 'defamed Tory peer' read by 60,000 followers Mrs Bercow tweeted 'Why is Lord McAlpine trending *Innocent face*'It followed a botched Newsnight investigation into abuse at care homeLord McAlpine is suing speaker's wife for libel, a case which she refutes /11/20/article-2235398-15F7E8AF000005DC-896_634x100.jpg” width=”634″ height=”100″ alt=”Legal action: Her gaffe comes just a fortnight after she used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser” class=”blkBorder” /> Legal action: Mrs Bercow used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser, but she denies this was defamatory Couple: Mrs Bercow is married to Commons speaker John, who live together in their grace and favour flat at Westminster She had also made an offer to settle the case which had not been withdrawn, he said.
Alan Davies 'could pay out 200,000' over Lord McAlpine false child abuse tweetThe six-figure sum would be donated to charity if agreedStar made comments after BBC2’s Newsnight programme aired in November He wrongly suggested Lord McAlpine was a paedophile to 400,000 followers By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:10 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 24 March 2013 Comedian Alan Davies may face a payout of up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter Comedian Alan Davies may be forced to pay out up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter, it has been reported today.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patten must take the blame for a sorry saga | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 21 December 2012 It was a shameless display of sneering arrogance. In his interview on the Radio 4 Today programme yesterday, everyone, according to Lord Patten, was to blame for the BBC’s shortcomings over the Savile and McAlpine scandals but the Trust chairman himself. The primary target of his scorn was the Commons Public Accounts Committee, which he twice accused of ‘shabby’ behaviour for daring to criticise the 450,000 severance deal – double the legal entitlement – that he authorised to failed Director General George Entwistle
BBC chiefs to face harsh criticism from Savile inquiry as report over their conduct is published | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 BBC executives will face stinging criticism today over their handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal. A string of bosses knew that Newsnight had uncovered damning evidence suggesting the late entertainer had systematically targeted young girls for sex.
Lord McAlpine receives total of 310,000 in libel damages from BBC and ITV for wrongful child sex abuse allegationsFormer Tory Party treasurer was wrongly linked to abuse at a Wales care homeHe intends to give the money to charity, it is saidBoth broadcasters have 'apologised unreservedly' for the mistake | UPDATED: 13:31 GMT, 18 December 2012 Lord McAlpine has today settled his libel actions against the BBC and ITV after they wrongly implicated him in child sex abuse allegations Lord McAlpine has today settled his libel actions against the BBC and ITV after they wrongly implicated him in child sex abuse allegations.
Lord McAlpine sues Sally Bercow for 50,000 over Twitter slur after botched BBC documentary led to him being wrongly identified as a paedophileLord McAlpine has instructed his lawyers to file formal proceedingsMrs Bercow has consistently denied that her Tweet was defamatoryShe has instructed City of London lawyers Carter-Ruck to represent her | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 13 December 2012 Sally Bercow is being sued for 50,000 by Lord McAlpine after she sent an online message linking him to sex abuse at a care home.
Political class out of tune with the public | UPDATED: 22:17 GMT, 30 November 2012 Yesterday the BBC was leading its bulletins with the utterly underwhelming story that the campaign group Hacked Off has launched a petition calling for the implementation of the Leveson report. Let us put to one side that the moralising sanctimony over the printed press pouring out of the BBC sits uncomfortably with its own appalling conduct over Jimmy Savile and Lord McAlpine, and return to the real world, where events are taking place which have real impact on its millions of licence-fee payers
Harman's adviser, the lobbyist against freedom of Press: Recruit worked for Grant’s Hacked Off campaign Gavin Freeguard worked for Hugh Grant's Hacked Off campaign and Media Standards Trust founded by Sir David Bell – assessor assisting LevesonBell is at heart of powerful nexus of left-of-centre individuals linked to Leveson inquiry into press standards which will published tomorrowPolitical adviser recruited from lobbyists pushing for statutory regulation Mr Freeguard's presence in Harriet Harman's team chimes with her already declared support for end to any kind of Press self-regulation | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 28 November 2012 Labour media spokesman Harriet Harman is employing a political adviser recruited from the lobbyists pushing for statutory regulation of the free Press. Gavin Freeguard was until recently working for the Media Standards Trust and its spin-off Hacked Off campaign which is spearheaded by actors Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan, and Formula 1 tycoon Max Mosley. The trust was founded by Sir David Bell, controversially chosen to be one of the assessors assisting Lord Justice Leveson to write his report on the future of newspapers
BBC is full of overpaid penpushers says Patten: And we need to do more to tackle problem, he admits Lord Patten announced he wants to stay on as chairman of BBC TrustHe battered away suggestions that he didn't give BBC enough attention because of his 10 jobs, saying he worked more than his contract stipulates Entwistle seen entering solicitors' office where Pollard Review conducted | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 27 November 2012 BBC chairman Lord Patten yesterday admitted the corporation was ‘over-managed’ by a vast number of highly paid, jargon-spouting bureaucrats. And despite overseeing a shambolic period encompassing the Lord McAlpine scandal and subsequent departure of director general George Entwistle, Lord Patten hinted he would consider another term in his 110,000-a-year part-time role – which he described as ‘exciting’