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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 Mugabe’s 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.

Report: 76

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