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.

Category Archives: Marie Stopes biography

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

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 – Day One.

The pleadings were read aloud to the Court, following which Mr Patrick Hastings K.C. opened the trial for the plaintiff. He portrayed Dr Stopes as a charitable scientist who, motivated … Continue reading

21 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Centenary of the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial

On 21st February 1923, the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial opened in the High Court in London. While the case is cited in libel battles today, it has greater significance … Continue reading

1 February 2023 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty

The centenaries relating to Dr. Sutherland’s fight against eugenics and his legal battle against Marie Stopes are upon us. While the events are one-hundred years old, the ideologies and ideas … Continue reading

13 April 2022 · 1 Comment

Public talk (Zoom).

On Monday 26th April 2021, at 7:45 pm, the Archdiocese of Edinburgh and St Andrews will host a talk (via Zoom) entitled Exterminating Poverty, or the Poor? A Scottish Doctor’s … Continue reading

15 April 2021 · Leave a comment

Truth will out

March 17, 2021 will mark the centenary of Britain’s first family planning clinic at 61 Marlborough Road, Holloway, London. The Mothers’ Clinic gave poor and working-class women ready access to … Continue reading

3 November 2020 · Leave a comment

Stopes v Sutherland libel trial 1922-24

Centenary of the House of Lords judgment21 November 2024
13 months to go.

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