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Complainant Name:
Lembit Opik MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Lembit Opik MP complained that a columnist had repeated an inaccuracy (about which he had previously complained) regarding the break up of his former relationship: it was his former fiancée who had broken off their engagement, for reasons unrelated to his current relationship.

Resolution:

The newspaper apologised to the complainant for the oversight which had come about from a system failure. The newspaper issued a further legal warning, marked its records, issued serious warnings to those responsible, published an apology in the following week’s column and made a donation to the Newtown Family Crisis Centre. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 77



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