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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 'surprised and disappointed' by ruling

Sally Bercow said she was "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court ruled a tweet she wrote about Lord McAlpine was libellous.

Sally Bercow, wife of Common's Speaker John Bercow, said she was 'surprised and disappointed' by the ruling. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mrs Bercow added, "However, I will accept the ruling as the end of the matter. I remain sorry for the distress I have caused Lord McAlpine and I repeat my apologies".

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