Marcus Kernohan and Greg Bianchi report for Scottish universities’ The Journal on George Galloway’s decision to sue the NUS over ‘no platform for rape apologists’ motion:
Controversial MP George Galloway this week formally initiated legal action against the National Union of Students, alleging that a recent no-platform motion passed by the union’s National Executive Council was defamatory and demanding that NUS publicly apologise and pay his legal costs.
In a formal pre-action protocol letter seen by The Journal, solicitors acting for Mr Galloway said that the NEC motion “makes a number of allegations about our Client: firstly, that our Client is a rape denier as a matter of fact and secondly, that our Client blames and undermines rape victims as a matter of fact.”
The letter, dated Monday 15 October, calls the allegations “extremely damaging but more importantly untrue,” citing later attempts by Mr Galloway to clarify his position on rape.
It adds: “Our Client will not tolerate your organisation making highly damaging and defamatory comments about him.”
Full article here.