Alistair McAlpine, left, was ruled to have been defamed by Sally Bercow in a tweet that implied he had sexually abused boys

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.