Julian Huppert MP writes… Did it. As promised.

Libel Reform campaign logoI’ve been working on the Defamation Bill for years and now we are near the end phase.

Last week, I wrote here that we’d managed to secure a concession from the Government on something we’d argued for for a while – requiring companies to prove serious financial harm to take any libel action.

There were skeptics – lots of people saying they’d believe it when they saw it.

Well, today the Lords discussed the Government amendment we won, and supported it. The Bill can now proceed to Royal Assent.

We can be proud that we have delivered the Libel Reform we promised.

* Julian Huppert was the Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge from 2010-15

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