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Complainant Name:
Paul Golding

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Paul Golding of the BNP complained that an article was inaccurate in claiming that a dinner organised by the Trafalgar Club (a BNP fundraising organisation) had failed because it did not raise 250,000, as intended. In fact, said the complainant, the dinner was simply a ‘thank you' for members of the club, which hoped to raise 250,000 during the course of 12 months.

Resolution:

The newspaper said the story had come from sources within the BNP, who had claimed that the dinner was the Trafalgar Club's main fundraising event towards achieving its hoped-for annual total. However, the newspaper agreed to amend the online version of the article to include the official BNP position that: "the Trafalgar Club we hope, will raise 250k annually. This Trafalgar Club dinner was a way to say thank you to TC members for their support over the previous year. The dinner was a success. TC members arrived, enjoyed a dinner and speeches, then left. This was not a fundraising meeting". The newspaper also placed a note on its internal files for future reference. The matter was resolved in light of these steps.

Date Published: 80



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