Race is on to fund special hearing on Mike’s appeal against Riley libel judgment

Last Updated: January 6, 2023By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Once again we discover that justice isn’t cheap, in a land where it should be free.

My legal team has advised me that I need to raise around £15,000 to fund the special hearing on whether I should have permission to appeal against the judgment in Rachel Riley’s libel case.

The hearing will happen at the end of January or beginning of February, so the timescale is tight – but still possible.

Several times in the last four years, the CrowdJustice fund has jumped by up to £7,000 in a single day; it made £5,000 on the day it was launched.

But that was before the government managed to mess up everybody’s finances by trashing the economy. If donations come in as fast now, I will be extremely pleasantly surprised.

The reason for the high price tag seems to be associated with the fact that Rachel Riley was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list, for services the BBC linked to winning her case against me.

A possible reason for this making our case harder to prove is provided in this video:

The gist is that the so-called Establishment will try to protect Ms Riley, now that she has received this.

But won’t it be interesting to see what happens if she loses at the hearing, and if she loses at the appeal?

I would like to see that, and I hope you would too.

So please, now and whenever you have a chance:

Make a donation via the CrowdJustice page. Keep donating regularly until you see the total pass the amount I need.

Email your friends, asking them to pledge to the CrowdJustice site.

Post a link to Facebook, asking readers to pledge.

On Twitter, tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.

Use other social media in the same way.

And don’t forget that if you’re having trouble, or simply don’t like donating via CrowdJustice, you can always donate direct to me via the Vox Political PayPal button, where it appears on that website. But please remember to include a message telling me it’s for the crowdfund!

This has become more than just a piece of civil justice.

It is now about questioning a system that offers protection to people who may not deserve it.

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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