Screenshot from Daily Express Website

Today the Express website carried a story about yesterday’s All Under One Banner march in Glasgow with the headline

Scottish nationalists CLASH with pro-Union activists at independence march in Glasgow

This headline implies that there was fighting or disturbances between the indy marchers and the unionist protesters, but as we all know the marched passed peacefully with no trouble at all. Indeed the article itself makes no mention of any trouble or disturbances which means that the headline is in breach of clause 1(i) of the editor’s code which states:

“The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information or images, including headlines not supported by the text”.

The article also featured the following image with the caption “Many of them carried a mixture of Scottish and EU flags”. As you can see the image contains 0 Scottish flags, 1 EU flags and 6 Union flags, so we have yet another inaccuracy.

I urge you all to make a formal complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation regarding this breach of the editor’s code by the Express and I’ll set out the procedure below (it only takes about 5 minutes to do).

First go to https://www.ipso.co.uk/complain/complaints-form/ where you will see the following form:

Tick the box that says “Material published in print and/or online”, select the “Online” button and start typing “Daily Express” and select the offered suggestion the click Next which will bring you to this screen:

If you’ve not contacted the Express over this article previously select the “No” checkbox. The enter the offending headline which is “Scottish nationalists CLASH with pro-Union activists at independence march in Glasgow”. Select the date as 5th May 2019 then enter the link to the article which is
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1122951/scotland-independence-march-unionists-nationalists-clash-glasgow-nicola-sturgeon

Additionally you can include a screenshot of the article, you can simply save and upload the image at the top of this article for that purpose.

After clicking Next you will be taken to the following screen:

Tick the box that indicates a breach of Clause 1 Accuracy then click Next which will bring you to:

Fill in the details with the specific details of the breach, I’ve shown you my example for reference. Once you’ve done that click Next again which will take you to:

On this screen you only need to fill in your name and email address. Once you’ve done that click Review and on the following screen click Submit and that’s you done.

For reference I’ve archived the offending article at http://archive.is/L4dsg

The Unionist establishment obviously know that independence is coming and are running scared so expect many more dirty tricks like this to come.

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