Bercow 'accepts earlier offer to settle' over tweet

Sally Bercow and Lord McAlpine have reached a settlement over the tweet.
Sally Bercow and Lord McAlpine have reached a settlement over the tweet. Credit: PA Wire

Sally Bercow said she has "accepted an earlier offer" made by Lord McAlpine's lawyers "to settle this matter" after the High Court ruled a tweet she wrote about the Conservative peer was libellous.

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Bercow tweet ruled libellous

A tweet by the House of Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow about Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court has ruled. She has said she was "surprised and disappointed", but will accept the judgement.