Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Stand to!

This 220th article comes nine years after the first was published on 6 April 2014. Back then, there was little or no information about Dr Halliday Sutherland on the Internet … Continue reading

6 April 2023 · 2 Comments

Disinformation and the BBC (Part 2)

The previous post set out correspondence with the BBC in relation to a false claim on one of their programs, namely, that the work of Dr Marie Stopes had “very … Continue reading

3 April 2023 · Leave a comment

Disinformation and the BBC (Part 1)

This website was set up to counter the calumnies about Dr Halliday Sutherland perpetrated by the disciples, biographers and hagiographers of Dr Marie Stopes. In 2014, I complained about the … Continue reading

2 April 2023 · Leave a comment

“All is Beauty”

The eugenists and the Malthusians continue their work today at the speed of science. They are opposed by those who prize the natural freedom of humanity. In the context of … Continue reading

3 March 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial: What happened next?

Dr Halliday Sutherland’s legal victory in the High Court was short-lived. Stopes appealed and the Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the High Court in July 1923. Dr Sutherland … Continue reading

2 March 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Six.

On the morning of the sixth day of the trial, Sir Hugh Fraser (for the plaintiff) was the first to address the Court. He argued that the jury: He argued … Continue reading

1 March 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Five.

There was one witness on the fifth day: Sir Maurice Abbott Anderson, appearing for the defence. The rest of the day belonged to barristers appearing for the parties: they agreed … Continue reading

28 February 2023 · Leave a comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Four.

The only witness to appear for Stopes on the fourth day of Stopes v. Sutherland was the Rt. Hon George Roberts M.P. Roberts approach to the cross-examination was to not answer … Continue reading

27 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Three.

The third day began with the witnesses for the plaintiff, before switching to witnesses for the defence. Sir William Bayliss was the best for Stopes: his prestige was well-known to all … Continue reading

23 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Two.

The highlight of the second day of the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial was the appearance of Dr. Marie Stopes in the witness box. Her testimony lasted for over three hours, … Continue reading

22 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v Sutherland libel trial 1922-24

Centenary of the Court of Appeal's judgment7 July 2023
28 days to go.

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