Congratulations! Mike Wins Appeal against Rachel Riley

Hearty congratulations to Mike over at Vox Political – he’s won his appeal against Rachel Riley. Riley had demanded that his defence against her libel suit against him should be struck out of court. The previous judge agreed, effectively preventing him from presenting any defence against her. Mike naturally appealed, and won. The appeal court judges have not on ruled in his favour, they have also stated that the case must now go to trial.

This is not an overall victory – it’s very far from that. But it is a victory and a setback to Riley. Mike has many supporters and has received many tweets supporting him from people tired of Riley’s bullying and smearing socialists, anti-racists and critics of Israel as anti-Semites, simply because they dare to criticise the country’s barbarous treatment of the Palestinians or wish to return to the social democratic consensus that gave working people dignity, jobs, a proper welfare state and the NHS.

Mike’s been fighting this case for four years now since 2017. It’s great to see him win this battle against Riley, and I hope this continues.

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3 Responses to “Congratulations! Mike Wins Appeal against Rachel Riley”

  1. Brian Burden Says:

    A bright spot in a system which seems to be increasingly loaded agains the good guys.

  2. julianj110 Says:

    I am very pleased for Mike, but this is a small win on a very arduous road and there is a long way to go.

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