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RE: The Swan

 by Voltman , Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:14 am

No Phil, that wasn't the point.

If Hemming had libelled Adams in his newsletter then the solicitors were entitled to ask him to withdraw his comment, apologise or otherwise make amends.
They could even have sued him as he made his comment in his newsletter and not in the House, but they would have to prove it was libellous.

What Hemming claims they did is to threaten him with legal action unless he kept quiet in the House. That would be a criminal offence and goes againt the parliamentary privilege principle of government, you can't have people trying to dictate what our elected representatives can and can't say in the House of Commons.

I personally don't care about any of the participants, I am just summarising what I read at the Birmingham Mail website.
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