This article was written by Roy Greenslade, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 15th July 2010 10.57 UTC
The Press Complaints Commission has received a number of complaints about last week’s coverage in the Daily Express and Daily Mail of the judicial decision to prevent the deportation of two gay asylum-seekers.
I understand that the commission is to consider whether the complaints fall within the ambit of the editors’ code of practice. Can they be shown to be inaccurate or discriminatory?
The Express front page story, shown here, has enraged the National Union of Journalists. Its general secretary Jeremy Dear and deputy, Michelle Stanistreet, are planning to hold a protest outside the Express offices today.
They are also among those who have signed a letter in The Guardian today condemning the Express and Mail coverage. Along the other signatories are the MPs Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas.
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British LGBT deserve it for helping to vote in Cameron. If they were smart they’d back the Lib Dems, the only party that has come out in favor of full equality.
#1: yeah, because voting Lib Dem proved to be such an effective way of keeping Cameron out…
btw, while the Mail and Express are both somewhere to the right of Hitler, and while the headline and article are unquestionably nauseating, the Kylie quip came from the judge (It’s slightly better in context but not much) – So the queerty headline is a bit off the mark.
People who voted for the Lib Dems got…Cameron!
Words are fine but only the Labour party has actually done anything to further LGBT rights.
“only the Labour party has actually done anything to further LGBT rights”
Oh Really? It was Labour supporting that asylum seekers could ‘go home + be discreet’. When the Supreme Court decision against this came out – what this news coverage was about – the Tory Home Secretary immediately welcomed it. Labour? Silence.
@Andrew Lib Dems “the only party that has come out in favor of full equality”? I don’t think so. Even the Lib Dems fell short of making equal marriage part of their manifesto or a party policy. The Greens are the only party to have done that.
The Daily Express is a known homophobic rag run by sleazy straight guys and their female enablers. It basically supported Margaret Thatcher’s homophobic policies in the 1980’s.
British papers are basically Eurotrash.
Quite a lot of us did vote LibDem.
WE have still not forgiven the Tories for Section 28 (wikipedia it if you want to know).
Unfortunately what we didn’t expect was for the LibDems to setup a coalition with the Tories.
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