Libel and slander – Defamatory words. The claimant Member of Parliament's claim for libel succeeded, and he was awarded damages of £30,000 and an injunction to restrain further publication. However, the Queen's Bench Division dismissed his claim for malicious falsehood, as the second defendant political editor had not been dishonest and, given the success of the libel claim, it was not necessary to address the claim for breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998.