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British libel law is increasingly criticised overseas, and at home
British libel could see end of US papers in UK

By politics.co.uk staff Britain’s draconian libel laws could see US publishers refuse to send products to the UK, publishers have claimed. A memorandum to a Commons select committee said leading US newspapers are considering halting the practise of sending copies of their papers to the UK for fear of triggering a libel claim. “They do… Read more »

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MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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Sarah Payne was murdered in 2000
‘Refocus justice on victims, not criminals’

By politics.co.uk staff The mother of murdered child Sarah Payne is calling on the government to fundamentally reshape the justice system. In a report out today Sara Payne will call for the government to concentrate justice on ensuring victims of crime are able to recover and get on with their lives. The victims’ champion, whose… Read more »