Commentary: For the German original see the German legal dossier. No attempt whatever was made by the city of Munich to prove or justify any of the hair-raising allegations made in this document. Effectively, there was no appeal possible against this dictate by a minor city official, whose own political prejudices ooze out of every line and pore. In Germany, such a document is a commonplace. In the free world, the notion that a writer can be persecuted because of whatever his private or public political views may be, is horrendous. A British Court would pour scorn on the feeble attempts to associate Mr Irving with the views and writings of scores of others, with whom he had had no contact whatever.