New lease of life for Mike’s libel defence appeal

Vox Political’s Mike Sivier with the correction he secured from the last organisation to publish falsehoods about him. It’s one of the few good, on-topic images available.

Just when I was getting ready to admit defeat, CrowdJustice has granted my funding campaign an extra 30 days.

The appeal – for funds to fight false allegations of libel by TV personalities Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman – had raised £15,000 of its £25,000 “stretch” target, and I thought that was a very good result.

After all, I’m not a well-known celebrity – just a minor internet political commentator – and I had been accused by hugely-popular media darlings.

So 60 per cent of the “stretch” target, in the fact of determined attempts by some of their supporters to deny my claims and belittle my case, seemed an excellent result.

I’d like to thank everybody who has donated. You’ve raised far more than I could hope to expect.

Would it be enough? I doubted it.

But it was a declaration that many people – nearly 1,000 – are not prepared to let wealthy celebrities make a mockery of the British justice system and it gave me hope that my opponents in this matter might reconsider their apparent plan to use their financial resources to stifle the facts.

And then I received an email from CrowdJustice saying my appeal would be automatically extended for another 30 days.

Now it is possible that we can reach that £25,000 target after all.

If you haven’t done so already, please email five of your friends, asking them to pledge to this case.

You could also post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge. Again, the address is

If you’re on Twitter, you could tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.

I’m sure there are many more people who would be willing to help this struggle for justice against privilege.

Please help me find them – because I’m still determined not to apologise to two bullies for the results of their own ill-advised acts.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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