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  London, May 5, 2000

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Friday, May 5, 2000

DAVID IRVING, the revisionist historian, has been dumped by his solicitors on "ideological grounds" as he battles to reverse the ruling in his failed High Court libel action.

Irving, who will appear in the High Court today to appeal against his liability for the vast costs of the case against the American academic Deborah Lipstadt, has been told by Goldsmiths solicitors that they will not represent him beyond today's hearing.

Their decision -- which they say is due to the opposition of one of the partners, rather than the fear that they won't get paid -- comes five days before the deadline for Irving to appeal against the judgment, in which the judge branded him a Holocaust denier.

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