John P Hagan Solicitors , JPH LAW Portadown News – LIBEL NEWS – Galloway hit by libel damages and costs


George Galloway, the controversial former MP, has agreed to apologise and pay undisclosed libel damages over claims that a former aide conspired to run a dirty tricks campaign against him.
Aisha Ali-Khan sued Galloway in the High Court after the leader of the Respect Party published a statement on his website in October 2012.
Her solicitor, Mark Lewis, a partner at the London law firm Seddons, told Mr Justice Warby that the statement said that a very senior officer in the Metropolitan police’s counterterrorism command had been feeding disinformation aimed at damaging Galloway to a national newspaper and to others. Galloway had said that the officer had been aided by a member of staff in Bradford who had been suspended, Lewis added, according to agency reports.
Galloway stated that this conduct involved them using the officer’s Metropolitan police email account and creating two false email addresses to spread deceit, Lewis told the judge.
“Four days later, the defendant’s spokesman substantially repeated the claims to The Mail on Sunday which published an article stating that the claimant and the officer had conspired to run a dirty tricks campaign against the defendant and the Respect Party; that the claimant had been used as a police agent; and that the claimant had slept with the officer at the defendant’s home,” Lewis added.
Lewis said that Ms Ali-Khan had not been feeding disinformation or deceit to national newspapers, or acting as a police agent, and had not slept with the officer, whom she had married in a Sharia ceremony, at Galloway’s home. Galloway’s counsel, Adam Speker of 5RB chambers in Gray’s Inn, said the politician accepted that the article and interviews given by individuals for whom he bore responsibility in relation to Ms Ali-Khan contained defamatory accusations for which he apologised.
“He now withdraws these allegations. He has made a payment of damages for his defamatory comments and agreed to pay legal costs,” Speker added.
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