01 April 2010

Simon Singh wins libel appeal

Simon Singh has won his appeal for the right to a "fair comment" defence in his libel trial:

This is FANTASTIC news, as the previous ruling would have grossly prejudiced the case, and made it impossible to defend.

This is a victory not just for Simon Singh, but for free speech, the ordinary person, science, medicine and democracy itself.

The game is not over yet - unless the British Chiropractic Association back down (hint: if they know what's good for them, they will), this will proceed to court for a full trial.

Which they may lose.

And if there is any justice left (and this appeal seems to suggest there may well be), they will lose. Heavily. And they deserve to.

He may have a really bad haircut, but Simon Singh is a HERO!

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