Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mail on Sunday statement: "substantial damages" paid to Tom Watson over Iain Dale article

Reading a free copy (I would never buy it) of today's Mail on Sunday at Newbury's excellent Victoria Park cafe, I noticed this prominent statement on Page 3:

Tom Watson MP

The Mail on Sunday has apologised in the High Court to Civil Service Minister Tom Watson over an article by Iain Dale on April 12 which incorrectly said he received copies of emails from Downing Street adviser Damian McBride and encouraged him in talk of smearing Opposition politicians.
We accepted he had no knowledge of the proposed ‘Red Rag’ website nor of the emails he regarded as completely inappropriate.
We have agreed to pay Mr Watson substantial damages and costs.

Iain's 'Mea Culpa' is here.

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