Xah Lee network abuse

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Sun Jun 11 08:57:04 CEST 2006


On Sat, 10 Jun 2006, Erik Max Francis wrote:

> Mike Schilling wrote:
> 
> > If I were to write, say, that Tony Blair's tax policy will lead to higher
> > deficits, I could be convicted of libel?  Even if that's true, it's not a
> > priori provable. 
> 
> I think what he was getting at is that, unlike many jurisdictions, writing
> something factually true is _not_ in and of itself a defense against a libel
> suit in the UK.
> 

It is. However, the onus is on the defendant to show that it's true, 
rather than on the claimant to show that it's false. I assume the "he" 
refers to Brandon?

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