PCC Rules Love's Labour's Lost

The Brighton Argus has apologised to Lucie Collier and Joseph Batstone over a story headlined ‘A love of Labour leads to romantic proposal’ after suggesting they were Labour Party campaigners.

They complained to the Press Complaints Commmission who forced the paper to publish a correction:

“The Argus would like to apologise to Lucie Collier and Joseph Batstone for inaccuracies in a story dated Tuesday May 31, 2011 with the inaccurate headline ‘A love of labour leads to romantic proposal.’ We would like to clarify that Miss Collier and Mr Batstone have never campaigned for the Labour Party or for any other political party and only their love for each other was what led to the romantic proposal.”

The couple rightly felt it defamatory to be accused of being Labour Party supporters…

Via : Matt Chorley




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