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Complainant Name:
Mr Euan Elliot

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News of the World


Mr Euan Elliot of London complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a report of a meeting between a group of young students and Business Secretary Vince Cable was inaccurate and misleading. The complainant, who was one of the students present at the meeting, denied that he or indeed any others had said they were ‘pleased by Mr Cable's proposed changes to help poorer students'.


Although the newspaper maintained that some students had expressed this view, it accepted that this was not necessarily representative of all those in attendance. The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification in both the published and online edition of the newspaper:

Our report on tuition fees last week suggested that a group of students who interviewed Business Secretary Vince Cable were pleased at proposals to help poorer students. We now accept that this was not the view of all students present and are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 21/01/2011

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