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Press Complaints Commission And Giles Coren

EDM number 2529 in 2007-08, proposed by Stephen Pound on 19/11/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Press.

That this House notes with great sadness the decision of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) to refuse to take action in the case of Giles Coren's article of 26th July 2008 published in The Times and supports the Association of the Foundation of Poles in Great Britain that the use of offensive words such as `polack' and the statement that Poles `...used to amuse themselves at Easter by locking Jews in the synagogue and setting fire to it' should most certainly be condemned and fall within the remit of the PCC; and, while saluting the dignified response of Her Excellency the Polish Ambassador, acknowledges the great pain and distress caused by this article to the Polish community in the UK and beyond.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Stephen Pound19/11/2008Ealing NorthLabourProposed
Greg Hands19/11/2008Hammersmith and FulhamConservativeSeconded
Alan Whitehead19/11/2008Southampton, TestLabourSeconded
Mark Lazarowicz19/11/2008Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma19/11/2008Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Parmjit Dhanda19/11/2008GloucesterLabourSeconded
Andy Slaughter19/11/2008Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/11/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore20/11/2008HendonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock20/11/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Levitt24/11/2008High PeakLabourSigned
Jim Devine24/11/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Keith Vaz24/11/2008Leicester EastLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/11/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan24/11/2008Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Greg Pope25/11/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/11/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes25/11/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones25/11/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Betty Williams25/11/2008ConwyLabourSigned
David Howarth25/11/2008CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Smith25/11/2008Sheffield, HillsboroughLabourSigned

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