The motive of the BCA in bringing a libel case has never been clear.
One would think that the appropriate response to Simon Singh's charge that there was not a jot of evidence that Chiropractic did not assist with six children's ailments would be to, er, show the evidence.
Bizarrely, the BCA instead issued libel proceedings before the High Court.
Why did they do this?
Some evidence on this point has been posted on the agreeable and useful Sacral Musings forum. The poster states:
"My contacts at the BCA are determined to take this case forward on the principle that writing letters to the newspapers and journalists protesting that they are misrepresenting chiropractic has not changed anything."
So there you have it.
One type of intervention is clearly not working, so a more drastic intervention is made, with no rational connection to the desired outcome, at great expense, and with the potential effect of actually damaging those whom the BCA exist to serve.
An interesting insight into the BCA and their attitude to an evidence-based approach.