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Thank you for your various messages, which I just received. 

A gentle lesson in the law (which may save you from a sharper one later):
remarks made by judges (and adjudicators) in court are "privileged"; they can
say what they like without fear of the consequences. To a limited degreee,
newspapers may report this in the immediate aftermath of such hearings, and
also claim qualified privilege in doing so. 

People like yourself who maliciously repeat those remarks years later having
been put on notice that the remarks are defamatory and untrue, can not claim
privilege. If you do repeat them within the jurisdiction of the English
courts, do not imagine that you will benefit from the same privileges that the
gentlemen referred to relied upon.

You will not. Do not allow yourself to be made a patsy like Professor
Lipstadt. The ones who put her up to libelling me are safe from the
consequences; she has found that she herself is not.

David Irving (currently writing in Key West, Florida)  

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