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Complainant Name:
Mr Euan Mathieson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Economist


Mr Euan Mathieson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The newspaper had described Boyzone and Westlife as "British pop groups" in an article about stadium tours; the complainant said that this was inaccurate as those bands are Irish.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article, and a footnote to show that this had been done.

Date Published: 04/08/2014

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