Interestingly, the jury will be asked to rule on whether or not it is libellous to call somebody 'one cherry short of a Schwarzwalderkirschtorte'. Not my words, but those of a reader, left in the comments box. If I lose on that point, the consequences for internet freedom of speech are clearly considerable.
This is not a party political issue; indeed, the mighty bluerinse himself, Iain Dale, is appearing on Dave's behalf.
I wish Dave well, and I hope you will too.