Sunday, 19 January 2014

Lord McAlpine dies after Twitter libel torment

In The Sunday Times of January 19 2014 the paper included the story here, 'Twitter peer dies after libel torment.' Lord McAlpine's solicitor Andrew Reid said:
"For those who put him through the stress and worry of having to take legal action, I hope that their consciences are troubled by their ill-informed and unnecessary allegations... I hope there’s a lesson in this — that people get their facts right before they open their mouths or go on Twitter."
Lord Tebbit, who was Conservative party chairman when Lord McAlpine was treasurer, said:
"I think he was... deeply upset that anybody would for a moment believe [the allegations about] him."

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