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Complainant Name:
Jonathan Portes

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research, complained to the Press Complaints Commission under the terms of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code that the newspaper had published an inaccurate claim that he was "loosely linked" to the Labour party.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

A commentary piece on October 18 said that by joining a taskforce on youth unemployment chaired by David Miliband MP, Jonathan Portes had ‘loosely linked himself' to Labour.

Mr Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research, has contacted us to make clear that the taskforce is bipartisan and does not link him, or the NIESR, to any party affiliation. We are happy to accept his position and are sorry for any confusion caused.

Date Published: 28/12/2011



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