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Complainant Name:
Scott Clinton

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News of the World

Complaint:

Scott Clinton complained to the PCC that the newspaper had published an article which, in his view, inaccurately stated that members of the Scottish Defence League had taken part in a "neo-Nazi demo" which involved chanting "vile" racist slogans. He said he was present at the event and it was merely a group of people being patriotic and there was no racist or neo-Nazi element to the demonstration.

Resolution:

The newspaper defended its coverage but offered the complainant the opportunity to appear in a follow up article or submit a letter for publication which would allow him to inform readers of his position. The complainant said he would be happy to provide a letter for publication as a resolution to his concerns but none was forthcoming. As such, the complaint was resolved on the basis of the newspaper's offer to publish the complainant's point of view.

Date Published: 29/06/2010



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