War etc

Double or Quits

The Daily Telegraph Appeal against George Galloway began today:

James Price QC, for the newspaper, said it was in the public interest to publish documents found in Baghdad.

It was entitled to comment on these and interpret them as appearing to show Mr Galloway received money from Saddam Hussein’s regime, he added.

The argument being heard in Court concerns a technical point of law rather than Galloway’s morals and so the result will be more difficult to predict than if it had been.

What is clear is that there’s a lot of money at stake and the loser will have to pay the legal costs of both the successful Appellant and the eventual loser. These are currently estimated at a bankrupt-making £1.2 million. *Gulp*