McAlpine sues Speaker's wife

Lord McAlpine is suing the Speaker's wife Sally Bercow for £50,000 over an allegedly libellous tweet that he claims wrongly linked him to claims of child abuse, her lawyers told ITV News.

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Sally Bercow responds to reports about peer's legal letter

Sally Bercow, wife of Speaker of the House John Bercow, has responded to reports that she is due to receive a letter from Lord McAlpine's legal team:

Andrew Reid, Lord McAlpine's solicitor, said that legal letters would be sent to individuals who mentioned the peer's name on the internet, particularly on Twitter, in relation to false accusations of child abuse against the former Tory treasurer.

Eleven days ago Mrs Bercow tweeted:

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