Robinson unapologetic on libel law, despite Scientology move - 2015-04-22

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F0.png Robinson unapologetic on libel law, despite Scientology move April 22, 2015, Sam McBride, Belfast Newsletter

Peter Robinson has made clear that he does not regret blocking libel reform in Northern Ireland, despite the situation reportedly leading to a major film about Scientology being pulled across the UK.

The Observer has reported that Sky shelved plans to broadcast Going Clear, a controversial exposé of the religious organisation, because of Northern Ireland's more restrictive free speech laws.

Paul Tweed, the Belfast lawyer who represents chief Scientologist David Miscavige, also has acted for Mr Robinson and has been the main voice arguing against the extension of the 2013 Defamation Act to Northern Ireland.


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