A defamation settlement proposal

Lawyer Greg Presland makes some observations that are probably widely shared, and A settlement proposal for Jordan Williams and Colin Craig

To both of them can I suggest that they immediately discontinue their proceedings.  And pay the anticipated further legal fees to a suitable charity.  I suggest Salvation Army.  The lawyers will understand.  At least I hope so.

The world will be a better place if they do so.

There are two things wrong with this proposal.

It is months too late.

And it is likely to be ignored.

While some monetary gain was the aim of one party in this dispute it is debatable whether much if any of that will be forthcoming.

Otherwise it’s difficult to see what good could have come out of the extended and very public revelations.

There was always going to be the potential for major losses in credibility and respect, not just for the two people at the forefront of this battle of witlesses, but especially for the collateral damage to others.

What appears to be unintended consequences should have been very predictable.

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  1. duperez

     /  24th September 2016

    Regardless of how the case ends it is clear, if it wasn’t already, that Colin Craig’s credibility is shot.
    How about Jordan Williams?

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  24th September 2016

    I enjoyed Bob Jones’ suggestion that the Government should appoint Craig Poet Laureate. He also makes some scurrilous but general allegations about the sleeping arrangements of the Lange government. – NBR, paywalled.

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  3. Pete Kane

     /  24th September 2016

    And there is just a whole lot of stuff for the water boys.

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  4. Pete Kane

     /  24th September 2016

    In all seriousness, there’s no way I would settle were I Craig. Mill’s (who could, probably, have handled things better IMO) already has the appeals process ‘set up’, should it ever come to that.

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    • Gezza

       /  24th September 2016

      It’s showing every sign that it’s all gonna end in tears Pete.

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      • Gezza

         /  24th September 2016

        Who’s got it in for tears?

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        • Gezza

           /  24th September 2016

          My bet, Pete, is that whatever the outcome of this mess, nobody in their right mind is going to want to put themselves through the process of an appeal, only to face the prospect of the whole thing being sent back for retrial so they all have to go through even more exposure as a bunch of immature prats whose reputations are all shot to shit who’ve all made their respectvive suppoters look like a bunch of silly git no-hopers as well.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  24th September 2016

        Tears indeed, you know how when you are incredibly bored, your eyes water because you can’t yawn…

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  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  24th September 2016

    If either of them had a sense of humour they probably wouldn’t be in this mess. I bet the lawyers have.

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    • Gezza

       /  24th September 2016

      I bet poor Mrs Craig’s lost hers.

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      • Pete Kane

         /  24th September 2016

        And, of course. that’s another (sad) story.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  24th September 2016

          Yes. She’s been piggy in the middle, most unfairly. I bet that he’s sleeping in the spare room, She doesn’t look like a fool and may surprise everyone yet-and she’s had the sense and dignity to keep her feelings to herself-or that’s the impression that I have.

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