n Without Prejudice - The price of political correctness : not the law reports

Volume 8, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The plaintiff, Mr Godfrey, sues Galaxy Gazette newspaper for defamation. Godfrey was depicted in a cartoon standing open-mouthed alongside a political opponent with whom he is sharing a sheet of paper and the caption reads "Singing from the same hymn sheet." Godfrey does not complain about the political innuendo. He complains that he is a militant atheist and the cartoon suggests that he is a believer which, in his view, is a serious defamation.

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