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Bbc, The Freedom Association And Norris Mcwhirter

EDM number 1233 in 2010-12, proposed by Robert Halfon on 21/12/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Broadcasting.

That this House is extremely disappointed to hear of the recent BBC attacks on The Freedom Association and Norris McWhirter CBE; notes that on the Alan Davies show on BBC Radio 5, the Freedom Association was recently libelled as being `a very, very right-wing kind of sub-BNP, slightly posher version of the BNP', a statement which is completely untrue; further notes that the BBC 5 Live radio show went on to vilify the late Norris McWhirter CBE, likening him to one of Hitler's brown shirts, despite his record as a passionate campaigner for civil liberties and a defender of freedom, including his service in the Royal Navy in the Second World War; finally notes that Norris McWhirter CBE was a former star of the BBC TV show, Record Breakers, and gave a huge amount of public service over his life; and therefore calls on the BBC to apologise immediately for this damaging and unjustified attack.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Robert Halfon21/12/2010HarlowConservativeProposed
James Gray10/01/2011North WiltshireConservativeSeconded
Graham Brady13/01/2011Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Reckless17/01/2011Rochester and StroodConservativeSeconded
Kate Hoey17/01/2011VauxhallLabourSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson24/01/2011Lagan ValleyDUPSeconded
Julian Lewis27/01/2011New Forest EastConservativeSigned
David Davies31/01/2011MonmouthConservativeSigned
Philip Davies31/01/2011ShipleyConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell02/02/2011RomfordConservativeSigned
Brian Binley07/02/2011Northampton SouthConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds10/02/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned

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