Thursday 17 March 2022

Telegraph Libelled Laura Murray: A Grudging Apology

The Telegraph has been forced to apologise and pay damages to Laura Murray for one of its concocted antisemitism smears. Ian Austin also guilty.

The apology has been hidden in the Telegraph's Corrections and Clarifications section, behind a paywall, so here it is for the honest reader.

In an article "Rachel Riley deserves every bit of compensation for the hard-Left abuse she’s endured" (23 December 2021) written by Ian Austin, we suggested that Laura Murray, a former staff member at the Labour Party, was an "anti-Jewish racist" and part of the "vile anti-Semitism of Corbyn’s Labour" who had been stood up to by Rachel Riley during a recent court case. These allegations were and are untrue. We accept that there was and is no basis to suggest that Ms Murray is anti-Semitic. On the contrary; the court heard in unchallenged evidence that Ms Murray devoted significant time and energy to confronting and challenging antisemitism within the Labour Party whilst she was employed there. The Telegraph and Ian Austin apologise to Ms Murray. We have agreed to pay her substantial damages.


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