>>Is it that libel suits are easy in Britain, or libel suits against Americans?<<
Easier in general - no constitutional freedom of the press or 1st amendment.
I think it’s better our way. If someone makes an allegation in a book or the press that suggested you were a paedophile for example, wouldn’t you be damn sure you would want the onus to be on the scum-sucking journalists to prove their allegations were true, rather than you to prove them to be false?
Oh, strange to think of no 1st amendment! It is amazing how countries that we feel are so similar to us, and from where many Americans descended, have some very different aspects of government and law.