Some recent blogs have been written with one eye firmly fixed on the libel
laws; you just cannot be too careful when up against litigious Councillors.
I thought I had researched yesterday evening’s blog very carefully and that everything stated therein was correct. Even so I cautiously refrained from being too dogmatic and hedged a few bets.
Soon after putting the allegedly forged letter on line I was in receipt of an email from its extremely distressed writer demanding an apology for my inaccurate reporting and its possible damage to her reputation.
Despite my best efforts research had fallen well below the standards expected of this blog. Naturally I sincerely regret the unforgiveable mistake. My formal apology follows…
With luck I will not be following Councillor Fothergill into the High Court.
This piece is of course written with tongue firmly in cheek.