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Complainant Name:
Scott Clinton

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News of the World


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.


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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