JANE COLLINS MEP: UKIP Damages Nonsense
There is a lot of comment and speculation currently being circulated about the defamation case against the three MPs and how much UKIP will have to pay as a result of the recent judgment.
I have to say that everything I have seen has come from people who know absolutely nothing about the case and would seem not to have read the judgment. It is as we say in Yorkshire a load of rubbish.
I would, therefore, like to make it clear that the judgment handed down in February did NOT specify any amount of costs that UKIP is liable for. In fact, the judge specifically stated in the judgment that he was not there to assess the costs.
The judge concluded in view of minutes from the NEC that members of the NEC had been directing the management of my case and that the party was, therefore, liable to pay costs incurred for a specific period March 2015 – June 2015 plus the assessment hearing of January 2017.
Again I would like to stress that the Judge did not put any figure on what the costs are but made it clear that if they could not be agreed they would have to be decided by detailed assessment. As yet I am not aware of any figure being requested by the Labour Party or having been agreed by UKIP. those speculating about what this number might be don’t know what they are talking about and should really sit down and read the judgment before firing off comments and e-mails.