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Lord Camrose, London Publisher, Sues Mosley’s Organ for Libel

A LIBEL SUIT BY LORD CAMROSE, PUBLISHER OF THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, AGAINST THE ORGAN OF SIR OSWALD MOSLEY’S FASCIST ORGAN, ACTION, OPENED TODAY BEFORE JUSTICE HILBURS.

THE COMPLAINT IS BASED ON AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN ACTION WHICH ASSERTED LORD CAMROSE WAS OF JEWISH ORIGIN AND HAD INTIMATE CONTACTS WITH INTERNATIONAL JEWISH INTERESTS. THE ARTICLE, ACCORDING TO THE COMPLAINT, IMPLIED THE JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FINANCIERS HAD NO SENSE OF LOYALTY TO THE CROWN AND NO SENSE OF PATRIOTISM.

“IN THIS FREE COUNTRY,” DECLARED ROLAND OLIVER, COUNSEL FOR LORD CAMROSE, “IT IS NOTHING DEROGATORY TO BE JEW OR TO CALL A MAN A JEW WHO WAS IN FACT A CHRISTIAN. TO SUGGEST, HOWEVER, THAT ALL JEWISH FINANCIERS ARE UNSCRUPULOUS AND UNPATRIOTIC AND THEN TO CALL A MAN A JEW IS TO LIBEL HIM.”

ON EXAMINATION BY COUNSEL FOR THE FASCIST NEWSPAPER, LORD CAMROSE DENIED THAT THE TELEGRAPH HAD CONDUCTED A CAMPAIGN AGAINST MOSLEY.

“THERE IS NO OTHER LEADER OF A POLITICAL PARTY WHO INSULTS JEWS AND OTHER STATESMEN LORD CAMROSE SAID OF THE FASCIST LEADER. “A NUMBER OF HIS SPEECHES ARE NOT FIT TO BE REPORTED BY THE TELEGRAPH OR ANY OTHER NATIONAL NEWSPAPER.”

MOSLEY WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED LAST SUNDAY WHEN HE WAS STONED WHILE ADDRESSING A HOSTILE CROWD IN LIVERPOOL.

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