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Complainant Name:
Mr Richard Platt

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Mr Richard Platt of Lamberhurst complained that the headline and first paragraph of the article were inaccurate and misleading in their contention that jobless Slovaks were being paid by their government to travel to Britain. He was also concerned that the article was discriminatory.

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification specifying that this was a pilot scheme that had not yet been extended to the UK and did not specifically target gipsies.

Report: 72

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