Idiot’s guide to UK libel; the perils of negative language in copy; Alcubierre and warp drive theory …
“Not that Alcubierre put forth a realistic proposal for building a starship that could travel faster than light. [He was] trying to demonstrate that FTL travel times could be achieved within the context of General Relativity.”
“Never, ever, EVER use negative language. Always keep content positive and watch out for any word that signifies no action, refusing action or not taking a specific action.”
“For example, if you said Peter Sutcliffe had never paid his TV licence in his life that would not be defamatory – or it is very unlikely to be. However, if you said the same about TV boss Greg Dyke, that would be.” Useful to know.