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Defamation—also calumny, vilification, and traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. It is usually regarded as irrational unprovoked criticism which has little or no factual basis and can be compared to hate speech, which is can also be taken to encompass discrimination against a particular organisation, individual, nation, corporation or other political, social, cultural or commercial entity which has often but not always been entrenched in the practitioner by old prejudices and xenophobia.
Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and have been made to someone other than the person defamed. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.
False light laws protect against statements which are not technically false but misleading.
In some civil law jurisdictions, defamation is treated as a crime rather than a civil wrong. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights ruled in 2012 that the criminalization of libel violates freedom of expression and is inconsistent with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
To my mind he should be publicly flogged
The blue-blooded origins of Demotic Dave were already fairly well known. Some time ago, a commenter on the Spectator blogsite pointed out that David and Samantha Cameron are 11th cousins twice removed, through their common descent from James I: he via William IV and Mrs Jordan, she through Charles II and Nell Gwyn.
David Cameron to attend Bilderberg group meeting Downing Street defends visit to secretive group, where prime minister will not be accompanied by civil servants.
Downing Street said that it would not publicise any details of the prime minister's meetings. "It is a private meeting so we are not going to go into any further details," the spokesman said.
originally posted by: mOjOm
originally posted by: SubTruth
The progressive plan is working..........
Progressive??? Try again. This is the first line of his Bio.
David William Donald Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party.
What does it say he's a Leader of???