A Town Called Sue

I have a piece in Standpoint on how London has become the libel capital of the world, which, topically includes…

The case of Roman Polanski, whom the Law Lords allowed to sue in London, even though he could not appear in person at the High Court because he had fled to France from America in 1978 to escape charges of having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl. The indulgent judges allowed a fugitive from child abuse allegations to escape the indignity of being arrested and deported by the British police and said he could deliver his evidence via a video link instead. (He duly won a wad of damages.)

Read the whole thing

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One thought on “A Town Called Sue

  1. Cracking piece; and it looks like one of a sort you’re not going to escape from having to write again and again and again. That’s a nice bit of greatness from William Hazlitt.

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