1910s >> 1913 >> no-101-january-1913

Truth or Libel?

On a previous occasion the men on the North Eastern Railway kicked over the traces. They were induced to return to work on the masters’ terms against their own wishes, through the negotiations of their leaders. They protested they had been sold. We said in the columns of the Socialist Standard that they had been sold, and were sued for libel in consequence.

 

On this occasion the men of the N.E.R. are induced to return to work after being fined for the days off they have had without leave. This time the “Daily Herald” says they have been sold, and adds “as usual.” Will there be another libel action, or is the “Daily Herald” not taken as seriously as the Socialist Standard?