Corrections and clarifications

Corrections and clarifications column editor

• An article about Jack Monroe’s Twitter libel case against the columnist Katie Hopkins said: “The judge, Mr Justice Warby, found that Hopkins’ tweets were defamatory and that there had been damage to Monroe’s reputation, ‘albeit not very serious or grave.’” In fact, he found that there had been “harm to her [Monroe’s] reputation which was serious, albeit not ‘very serious’ or ‘grave’.” A finding of serious harm is necessary for a successful libel claim (Campaigner wins £24,000 libel against Hopkins for tweet sparking ‘poison’ tirade, 11 March, page 3).

• A feature about the images that sum up Britishness for several public figures included a photograph chosen by the author Jeanette Winterson and titled “David Cameron, June 2015”. Winterson wrote, correctly, that the photo “was on the front of the Financial Times immediately after Brexit”. Several readers pointed out, also correctly, that the referendum was in June 2016, not 2015. To clarify, the image of the then prime minister with his hand to his mouth was taken in June 2015, and used by the FT after the vote in June 2016 (National gallery, 16 March, page 6, G2).

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