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Alistair McAlpine

British MP's wife loses libel case over bad tweet

A British court has ruled that a tweet by a parliamentarian's wife that pointed her 56,000 followers to online traffic wrongly naming a retired politician as a paedophile was defamatory, even though it did not spell out the allegation.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 4:22am

BBC pays HK$2.23m to Alistair McAlpine over defamation

The BBC will pay a former British politician £185,000 (HK$2.23 million) in damages over a news report that led to him being falsely accused of child sex abuse.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:32am

BBC in damage control on false report

The head of the BBC admitted yesterday it faced a "crisis of trust" after its flagship news programme wrongly implicated a British politician in child sex abuse, just weeks after the Jimmy Savile scandal broke.

11 Nov 2012 - 6:38am

Scandal-hit BBC rocked by fresh sex abuse row

The BBC was reeling on Saturday as it suspended all investigations by its flagship current affairs programme Newsnight after a politician was wrongly named on the internet as a paedophile.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:23pm

Alistair McAlpine, senior Conservative Party figure, denies sex-abuse claims

Alistair McAlpine, who was treasurer and deputy chairman of Britain's Conservative Party under former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, yesterday denied internet rumours that he had been part of a paedophile ring.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am