Mark Reckless Should Sue Grant Shapps For Defamation.
The odious wide boy Grant Shapps, chair of the Tory party, has launched an attack on Mark Reckless which goes way beyond politics, it is defamation. Reckless should sue the slimy oik for every penny he has got.
I know a little about defamation from bitter, personal experience. Shapps is worth suing, he’s wealthy and when you are slandered, maliciously and deliberately and the person responsible can pay, he deserves to.
Let’s be clear, Shapps is a first rate scumbag. He made his fortune by selling despicable and fraudulent get rich quick schemes under a succession of false identities. That he is now chairman of the Tory party says everything about how far that once noble institution has fallen.
My experience also tells me that Reckless will find a legal team willing to work on a conditional fee agreement. There is no doubt that Shapps’ disgraceful words are deliberately calculated to cause serious damage to Reckless and it seems to me that his repeated accusations of lying are factually inaccurate or unsupportable opinion, spoken out of malice. This ticks all the boxes as required under the Civil Procedure Rules.
Resorting to law in politics is something that must only be done in the most serious and extreme of circumstances, when those engaged in defamation have breached every limit, every red line and every tenet of civilised behaviour. That is the basis on which I decided to launch legal action against my abusers back at the beginning of 2013 and I urge Mark Reckless to take similar action now.
He, as I did, has a wider responsibility. Shapps’ behaviour is beneath contempt and beyond redemption. It is so serious that a stand must be made. People who sink so low must be stopped in the interests of wider society – just as those who attacked me.
Shapps should also reflect on this – had he made his remarks after the writ for the Rochester and Strood by-election had been moved, he should now be facing criminal charges under section 106 of the Representation of the People Act 1983. Regrettably the maximum penalty is a fine of £5,000 but Shapps political career would then be finished. For that, the whole country would be grateful, whatever their political views. People who behave in the way that Shapps has, like those who defamed me, deserve everything they get. They should be made outcasts from civilised society and debate.