For the back story to this photograph have a look at Suppressing science, A victory for Simon Singh and BCA libels Simon Singh? For the article that upset the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) see Beware the Spinal Trap. Better still, have a look at the original article which is now back up on the Guardian web site.
Simon Singh with 2-week old son Hari - like the T-shirt
Twitter erupted with messages of congratulations last night when news started coming through that the BCA had thrown in the towel. This has been a high profile case which has highlighted the danger of UK libel laws to science journalists and others. But as Hari’s T-shirt, and the story below from The Libel Reform campaign (BCA drop libel case against Simon Singh) show this isn’t over yet. There will be legal action to recover costs and the libel laws have to be changed: Continue reading
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Tagged BCA, British Chiropractic Association, English defamation law, Hari Singh, human rights, Libel Reform, Peter Wilmshurst, Simon Singh
Science writer Simon Singh has won a victory in his chiropractic libel battle!
I initially discussed his case in Suppressing science. Briefly, Singh was being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) because of an article of his in the Guardian. In this he referred to the chiropractic profession happily promoting “bogus treatments.” See Beware the Spinal Trap for the text of Singh’s article.
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Tagged Alternative, BCA, British Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic, Defamation, Guardian, Health, Simon Singh