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Women Of Essex And The People Newspaper

EDM number 879 in 2003-04, proposed by Bob Russell on 22/03/2004.

That this House condemns The People newspaper for publishing derogatory remarks about women from the County of Essex in its issue of 21st March; notes that had the offensive comments been directed at people because of their colour or religion it would have caused outrage amongst all decent thinking citizens and would be considered by some to break the law; believes that such attacks on women from Essex have no place in civilised society; considers they are unworthy of any publication which wants to be taken seriously; and therefore calls on people to boycott The People and to switch their allegiance to another Sunday publication.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Bob Russell22/03/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Ann Cryer23/03/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/03/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tom Brake26/04/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington05/05/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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