This now places Singh in an extremely difficult position with regards to what he should do next. The best source we've found on this is the blogger Jack of Kent, who was watching in court on Thursday. Here's how he explained things at the time:
The ruling means that, as it stands, Simon Singh would have to prove at full trial that the BCA were being deliberately dishonest. This is not only extremely difficult but it was undoubtedly not Simon Singh's view in the first place. The BCA, as with many CAM practitioners, may well be deluded, irresponsible, and sometimes rather dangerous; but calling their promoted treatments "bogus" was not an express statement of their conscious dishonesty.To follow up on this, Jack of Kent has now set out a list of three options for what Singh can do next – proceed to trial, appeal Thursday's ruling, or settle out of court with the BCA. I urge you to read them. If you want to show your support for Singh, you can join this Facebook group (which I was delighted to see has almost 3,000 members). And regardless of how this case ends, it has shown once again the desperate need for reform of Britain's libel laws.