Correct decision but still…..

The independent press standards organisation (Ipso) has cleared a Daily Telegraph article in which it urged its readers to join Labour and vote for Jeremy Corbyn to be its next leader in order to damage the party.

The regulator said 26 people complained that the article, which was headlined “How you can help Jeremy Corbyn win – and destroy the Labour party”, breached its code of ethics.

They had claimed – variously – that the article constituted harassment, that was inaccurate and that the Telegraph had not given a proper right of reply to people it mentioned.

They also claimed it amounted to subterfuge, that it was discriminatory and that it breached clause 13, which regulates how journalists should approach stories related to their own financial interests.

After considering each claim individually, Ipso contacted each of the complainants to say they did not have sufficient grounds to take the matter any further.

That the country even has an organisation that thinks itself competent to even discuss such things is an outrage.

Hang them all!

17 thoughts on “Correct decision but still…..”

  1. “They had claimed – variously – that the article constituted harassment, that was inaccurate and that the Telegraph had not given a proper right of reply to people it mentioned.”

    So practically every Guardian opinion piece is fair game for a complaint?

  2. 26,,,

    Wow.

    As Steyn says, the punishment is in the process. And this process was triggered by an insignificant number of insignificant people with no sense of humour.

    Truly, the pen pushers have won.

  3. I think people should complain more to IPSO. It would be nice to see them drowning in paperwork.

  4. I think it’s rather quaint that in England, we’ve institutionalised a resource for crybabies, busybodies and prodnoses.

    It keeps them occupied.

  5. “The Left are usually more organised than this.” But the left Left is happy for people to vote for Corbyn.

  6. Interested: bureaucracies if kept busy tend to enlarge and extend their remit at our expense. This one has to wither.

  7. Ljh I suspect they’ll grow irrespective. Best way to deal with them is to turn the maximum number of people against them..

  8. Much as I hate to agree with SJW the IPSO is a private organisation. Set up to –presumably–try and forstall TSOTS from creating their own.

    The response to any such private or public is to tell them to fuck themselves.

    I tried to go to the IPSO website but the computer informs me it is a dodgy website and I should not proceed.

  9. Much as I hate to agree with SJW the IPSO is a private organisation. Set up to –presumably–try and forstall TSOTS from creating their own.

    In other words, like the Comics Code.

  10. Ted S: Comics Code ?–yes that is so. But neither had costumed thugs on the payroll and could have been told to go fuck themselves.

    The next step is obviously action by the scum of the state.

    And really that is the only real question in the pursuit of liberty: How to best the thugs. If they can be beaten–that is it for the state. Instead of the ethics of who owns the pinhead and is it right/wrong to rent it out to angels that seem to occupy most supporters of liberty.

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