Daily Record Wins Scab-Gate Defamation Battle

THE Scottish Daily Record have won their defence against a defamation claim brought against them by the Scottish Socialist Party's Frances Curran MSP.

Former party leader Tommy Sheridan had "qualified privilege" when referring to "scabs" in what Morag Wise QC – sitting as a temporary judge at the Court of Session, described as "fair retort" in an article which ran across four pages in August 2006.

You can read the decision in full here.



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