The Libel Reform campaign continue the fight to have the chilling effects of Libel Tourism banished in the UK. Despite the legislation coming into force in England, Wales and Scotland in January 2014 the focus of Libel Tourism has simply moved to Northern Ireland where the same draconian laws exist because the Northern Irish Assembly refuse to adopt the legislation.
One of the most worrying aspects of this is that the very minister who claimed to want to help this group in their struggle with Darragh MacAnthony and even asked questions in UK Parliament, Sammy Wilson, appears to be behind it. The Early Days Motion requested he made on behalf of this group never happened and now this betrayal. It makes people wonder what circles some people move in and what their motivation is. If you wish to assist in the abolition of this blatant killer of freedom of speech contact him personally or visit the Libel Reform site and ask for the real reasons for refusal to have this adopted by the Northern Irish Assembly.
We have no doubt all the usual suspects will be moving their Libel Vultures to offices near Stormont to worship their gods and continue the lucrative industry of crippling the truth.
Extract from Libel Reform Website Below:
None of the Defamation Act 2013 has been extended to Northern Ireland, and former Minister for Finance & Personnel Sammy Wilson MLA said he had “no plans” to review the law. This leaves citizens in Northern Ireland with far fewer free speech protections than their neighbours elsewhere in the UK.