Jeremy Corbyn appeal thrown out as Supreme Court refuse to hear plea

The former Labour leader is being sued by commentator Richard Millett over remarks he made during an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show in 2018.

Mr Corbyn claimed on TV that two people had been “incredibly disruptive” and “very abusive” at a meeting in the House of Commons.

Mr Miller’s legal action is brought on the basis that, although he was not named by Mr Corbyn, he was defamed because national media coverage before the broadcast made him identifiable to viewers as one of those referred to.

The Islington North MP attempted to get the court case thrown out earlier this year.

However, the High Court ruled against Mr Corbyn and a Court of Appeal challenge was rejected last month.

The Supreme Court’s decision to reject an appeal today means a full libel trail is now set to take place in October.

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