Scotland on Sunday newspaper is said to have added to an apology it published last month by agreeing to pay the legal costs, plus make a charitable donation, following comments made about Prime Minister, Gordon Brown’s brother, Andrew.
In a column by Gerald Warner, it was suggested that Andrew Brown had profited unethically from expenses claimed by the Prime Minister.
It is reported that solicitor, Chris Scott, yesterday told London's High Court: “Statements issued by Downing Street on 8 and 9 May, prior to the publication of the article, refuted entirely these suggestions.”
The publisher, Johnston Press, is understood to have agreed to reimburse Andrew Brown for his legal costs and to make a donation to the Jennifer Brown Research Fund, a charity set up in memory of his niece, who died ten days after a premature birth.
The paper’s apology can be read here.
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