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SALLY HOLDS COURT.

COMMONS Speaker's wife Sally Bercow put on a floral dress and a confident smile yesterday... before a thorny day in court facing allegations that she posted a libellous tweet.

Her comment - "Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*" - falsely pointed "the finger of blame" at the Tory peer during a media frenzy over claims of child sex abuse, a judge at London's High Court heard. She denies it was defamatory, while Lord McAlpine wants damages. His counsel Sir Edward Garnier QC said: "What was the tweet about, if it was not pointing the finger of blame?" The judge reserved his decision to a later unspecified date.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 17, 2013
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