Galloway libel case reaches court

Telegraph's case is that report was privileged

The trial of George Galloway’s libel action against the Daily Telegraph commences today before Mr Justice Eady.


The case concerns allegations that the Glasgow Kelvin MP accepted £375,000 in oil money from Saddam Hussein’s regime, which Mr Galloway denies.  The newsaper is not seeking to establish that its claims were true, but that they were published on an occasion of Reynolds qualified privilege.  The action is being tried by the Judge alone.


Telegraph Group is represented by James Price QC and Matthew Nicklin of 5RB.