Just as David Cameron could do without any further distractions Lynton Crosby, his top strategist for the 2015 general election, is about to become embroiled in a lengthy and costly libel action 10,500 miles away from Downing Street.
Mr Crosby the aggressive campaign adviser who helped Boris Johnson win the last London mayoral election and well-known for his ” dog whistle” techniques to woo voters is about to cause a furore in Australia in a trial that a judge says is already ” heading down the path of a famous defamation.”
He is the latest top figure after Lord McAlpine, the former Tory treasurer, decided to sue people for Twitter defamation ( in his case wrongly accused of being a paedophile), to take his chances in the courts. The interesting thing is this case is that it centres around his very election techniques that helped right wingers win power in…
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