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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.

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Sally Bercow tweet case ruling expected

A ruling is expected later in Lord McAlpine's libel action against Sally Bercow, wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow.

Sally Bercow pictured arriving at the High Court earlier in the case. Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

Mr Justice Tugendhat will give his decision on the meaning of an allegedly libellous tweet she sent after a Newsnight report that wrongly implicated the Tory peer in child sex abuse allegations.

Earlier this month the judge reserved his decision in the case.

Read more: Judge reserves decision in Bercow tweet case

If the judgment goes in Lord McAlpine's favour, there will be another hearing at a later date on the appropriate level of damages, unless the two sides reach a settlement.

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