Thursday, December 02, 2004

Galloway wins libel case

"Former Labour MP George Galloway has won his libel action against the Daily Telegraph and been awarded 150,000 [pounds] in damages.

High Court judge David Eady said the allegations that he was in the pay of Saddam Hussein were 'seriously defamatory' and said he had no option but to award the Scottish MP, who was one of the most outspoken critics of the war compensation of the upper end of the scale awarded in a non-jury libel action."
Galloway was and is an ardent anti-war politician who was taken out of office by a combination of smear by Conrad Black's Telegraph and party chicanery directed by a vengeful Blair. Nice to see the Telegraph get a little 'pay back;' it will be even nicer when Blair gets his....