A pivotal moment for free speech in Britain

THE GUARDIAN: For me, the libel reform campaign started on 18 May 2009 at 7pm, when the legal blogger Jack of Kent gathered 300 fellow bloggers, sceptics and scientists in the basement of Penderel’s Oak pub in Holborn. They all came to show their support for researchers and science journalists who had been or were being sued for libel, including me. In fact, I had just suffered a heavy defeat in the first round of a legal battle, having been sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association the previous year.

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