A win for free speech in Britain

We’ve detailed before reasons to be concerned about academic speech in Britain.  Now an appeal in one of the cases we cited has been won:

Scientists and campaigners for the reform of Britain’s libel laws were celebrating today after leading science writer Simon Singh won a crucial appeal in a court battle with the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).

Emerging triumphantly from the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Singh said that he hoped the strongly worded appeal judgment would also spur reform of British libel laws that, in their current form, may stifle scientific debate. “It’s not good news, it’s great news,” he said.

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