Mike Nesbitt, Newton Emerson and Sam McBride explain why DUP vetoed libel reform
Mike Nesbitt was featured in the News Letter under a headline that roughly went: the rich and powerful are using the libel law to gag the media.
Newton Emerson said something to similar effect in the Sunday Times of July 7 2013, as you can see in the image below:
Sam McBride echoed the sentiments and spelled things out on Twitter:
The volume of solicitors' letters from DUP to BBC over one Spotlight episode gives a pretty clear hint as to why DUP blocked libel reform
— Sam McBride (@SJAMcBride) July 3, 2013
Read my essay on eamonnmallie.com with analysis and criticism of the DUP veto of libel reform, here.