16th March 2021
The Defendant (Jeremy Corbyn MP) appeals against the order made by Mr Justice Saini dated 13 July 20.
This was the trial of preliminary issues. The claim for defamation arose out of a statement made by the Defendant during an interview on the Andrew Marr Show on 23 September 2018.
The appeal is against the findings whereby the judge held that:
– the meaning is a statement of fact [para 88 of Judgment];
– the meaning is defamatory of the Claimant at common law [para’s 99-102 of Judgment].
Lower Court Judgment: