The High Court has ruled that a tweet by Commons Speaker's wife, Sally Bercow, about Lord McAlpine was libellous.
On 7 December, McAlpine filed a formal libel complaint against Bercow for tweeting “Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *innocent face*”, following a Newsnight report suggesting that a politician from the Thatcher years had abused boys which led to McAlpine being falsely accused.
During the case, Sir Edward Garnier QC said that Bercow’s use of ‘*innocent face*’ was sarcastic and pointed a finger of blame.
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