Lord McAlpine to face Sally Bercow in court as she refuses to apologise for tweet
Lord McAlpine will face Sally Bercow, wife of the House of Commons speaker, in the high court after she refused to apologise for a tweet linking McAlpine to allegations of child abuse.
According to the Guardian, McAlpine filed a formal libel claim on 7 December after trying to settle with Bercow out of court.
On 4 November, Bercow tweeted: "Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *innocent face*"
She later tweeted "Final on McAlpine: am VERY sorry for inadvertently fanning flames. But I tweet as me, forgetting that to some of u I am Mrs bloody Speaker." before deleting her account.
In November it was revealed that the lawyer for the ex-Tory party treasurer was to pursue ‘at least 20’ high profile tweeters.