Help Vox Political writer fight anti-Semitism libels in court

Mike Sivier (right) with the late, great Tony Benn.

It’s on! My crowdfunding page to finance court action against the organisations and publications that have libelled me with false anti-Semitism slurs has gone live.

So I’m going to have to ask you all for some money.

Vox Political doesn’t make enough cash to provide me with the huge amount of funding necessary to support a hugely expensive legal case, so that is why I need to make this appeal.

Here it is, as it appears on my brand-new JustGiving page:

My name is Mike Sivier. You may know me as the writer of the Vox Political website.

I am probably best-known as the man who forced the Conservative government to reveal the number of sick and disabled benefit claimants who had lost their lives after being denied benefit, after a two-year campaign.

In 2017, immediately before local government elections in which I was standing as a Labour candidate, an organisation calling itself the Campaign Against Antisemitism published an article falsely alleging anti-Semitism by me. I believe the intention was to corruptly spoil my chance of being elected.

The piece ‘quotemined’ investigative articles I had written about claims of anti-Semitism against Labour Party politicians, using only those words that could present the most prejudicial impression about me, in order to falsely suggest hatred of the Jewish people. A weblink to the article was then sent to the Labour Party, in an attempt to have my membership suspended. This led to newspaper articles including one in which my local Conservative MP libelled me.

Labour obligingly suspended my membership, and subsequently launched a one-sided investigation in which I was found guilty despite being absent from the proceedings, at which none of the evidence I had presented to the party was mentioned by the investigator.

A copy of the report to the Labour Party committee that heard my case was then handed to a member of the national press. This led to further newspaper articles claiming I was not only an anti-Semite but also a Holocaust denier (an innovation by the Labour Party investigator).

I have been trying to persuade all those involved to retract their unfounded claims and apologise. These lies have harmed my main business – the Vox Political website – by encouraging readers to believe I should be avoided because of the unacceptable views they have attributed to me.

My attempts seem unlikely to produce positive results so it seems I must resort to court action.

I need your support to fund the court campaign to clear my name.

Please support this case and share. As a Labour Party member, I believe in equal opportunities for all people, no matter the colour of their skin, their religion or ethnic background, or any other accident of birth. My campaign to force the Tory government to release its sickness and disability death figures was an example of my commitment to end discrimination, prejudice and hate based on such characteristics.

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10 thoughts on “Help Vox Political writer fight anti-Semitism libels in court

  1. MadManagement

    I will support you. We are torn between the Scylla of honest opinion and Charybdis of being PC. I am fed up of convenient labelling just because someone does not like someone’s views/opinions.

  2. Mal Sainsbury

    Mike have you seen the recent (I think it’s today’s) Private Eye piece about the over 1000 strong FB group helping people falsely accused of anti-semitism and other things? It’s such a disgraceful pack of lies about wrongly suspended and expelled Labour Party members! Are you working with Mark Wadsworth on this?

  3. Paul Simpson

    Trying to donate (twice now) and on pressing ‘Donate’, the screen goes clear and freezes. anybody know what to do?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I don’t. If anybody has experience of this, please comment.
      Have you contacted the site?

  4. G Millward

    Unfortunately, there are some occasions where despite ones best efforts to settle matters amicably, media outlets and purported charities will not listen to reason and the inaccurate information they perpetuate has to be challenged legally. This is one of those occasions. If those newspapers and the purported charity thought that you were going to roll over like a Lhasa Apso, they are about to be sorely disappointed. Good luck Mike … give ’em hell!

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