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Complainant Name:
Ms Sandi Toksvig

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Ms Sandi Toksvig complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which included inaccuracies in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that the newspaper had attributed comments to her that she had not made.


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

A comment item on 12 March reported that Sandi Toksvig said on radio's The News Quiz that Michael Gove was "a foetus in a jar"; and "has a face that makes even the most pacifist of people reach for the shovel". We are happy to clarify that these comments were made by other comedians on the show, not Sandi Toksvig.

Date Published: 25/04/2013

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