Re: @Peter2 Libel
When you say they are "clearly benefiting us" I don't see that.
If I was to say something (which is true, and i have evidence to back it up) about someone who has a lot of money, I would be bankrupted by the current system before it got to court, as I could not get legal aid and it would be very unlikely that anyone would take it on a no win no fee basis.
I think you'll find that under the current system it's not the truth but money that is an absolute defence to libel. Just look at the original example of McLibel a few posts above. They proved a lot of what they said was true, but they lost the case on a few points which they could not fully prove, some of which has been proven since. They were beaten because they were forced into paying for numerous witnesses to travel across the world, and putting their wholes lives on hold for years while it went through the process.