Mr IRVING has kept a daily diary for forty years or more.
The diaries fill around 50,000,000 words. The Defense asked
him to produce all entries relating to their wish-list of
names. It would have taken him two man-years to search all
the entries. I.e. it was oppressive, and the Court was
reluctant to make the Order.
He then offered to provide the
Defense with every diary, so that they could do the tedious
job; but he insisted on the most draconian safeguards being
built into a Court Order, to prevent the wrong people seeing
or copying the diaries (Mr Irving explained to the Court
that Julius's other clients included the Board of Deputies
of British Jews.)