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Complainant Name:
Mr George Shire

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard


Mr George Shire of London complained that a diary piece was inaccurate and misleading when it claimed that he was Robert Mugabes most vocal supporter in this country and his chief UK-based cheerleader. He was also concerned at the suggestion that he could become an embarrassment to the University of the Arts.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper which had offered to publish a letter from the complainant appended a statement from him to its database records with a link to it from the article in question. The statement made clear that the complainant was not a member of a political party or institution in the United Kingdom or elsewhere and vigorously denied the specific claims made in the item.

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