Bercow: 'I don't have money to contest' legal action

The Speaker's wife has confirmed ITV News' disclosure that she has received a legal letter from Conservative peer Lord McAlpine.

She has reiterated her claim that her tweet was not libellous.

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... I don't have money to contest a multi-millionaire. Lord McA falsely accused but not by me...

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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.