30 Jul 2011

UPDATE On PCC Complaint. Herts And Essex Observer, 17th May 2011

The original complaint can be seen here. In a video about a "cannabis factory" raid, PC Rebecca Hawkins had said: "The plants themselves can be very, very harmful to officers because the spores if they're ingested they can cause serious illness". The newspaper has now published a correction which completely refutes this. Let's hope that WPC Hawkins is now a little clearer! Police Strike at Dunmow cannabis factory: clarification....

28 Jul 2011

Amanda Platell of the Daily Mail Abuses Amy’s Memory – Not Upheld

Updated 24th November 2011This is another Press Complaints Commission complaint about coverage of cannabis but one that highlights disgusting practices at the Daily Mail, every bit as vile and shameful as the News of the World. The conniving, deceitful Platell wrote in a column full of lies and abuse last Tuesday:"...

21 Jul 2011

The Metaphor For Poison That Is The Press Complaints Commission

I must say immediately that this is not a personal attack on any of the individuals that I have dealt with at the PCC. Without exception they have been polite, charming, professional and mostly, very helpful. But the decision that has come down today from the Independent Reviewer perfectly demonstrates why the PCC is, in fact, a fatal solution to the need for press regulation. The relevance is far wider than just to our own cause, to...

19 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 19th July 2011

----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Reynolds To: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:27 PM Subject: Complaint against the Daily Mail, issue dated 19th July 2011 Dear Sirs, "Girl killed by her psychotic mother hours after health workers said she was safe at home", the Daily Mail, 19-07-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016137/Sonia-Bellfield-kills-daughter-Jasmine-2-hours-health-workers-say-safe.html I make the complaint on my own account but...

18 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Independent On Sunday, 5th June 2011 (2)

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Monday, July 18, 2011 9:19 PMSubject: Second complaint against the Independent on Sunday, issue dated 5th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Patrick Cockburn: We must cut politics out of the debate on cannabis", The Independent on Sunday, 05-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/patrick-cockburn-we-must-cut-politics-out-of-the-debate-on-cannabis-2293166.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as...

13 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Independent On Sunday, 5th June 2011

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:12 PMSubject: Complaint against the Independent on Sunday, issue dated 5th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "John Rentoul: the truth about the lies about drugs", The Independent on Sunday, 05-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/john-rentoul/john-rentoul-the-truth-about-the-lies-about-drugs-2293171.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of...

09 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Belfast Telegraph, 23rd June 2011

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Saturday, July 09, 2011 2:00 PMSubject: Complaint against the Belfast Telegraph, issue dated 23rd June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Time to get tough on drug law, Shannon to urge MPs", the Belfast Telegraph, 23-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/community-telegraph/north-down/news/time-to-get-tough-on-drug-law-shannon-to-urge-mps-16015285.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of...

05 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Guardian, 14th June 2011

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 4:07 PMSubject: Complaint against the Guardian, issue dated 14th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Depression is not a 'brain disorder'", the Guardian, 14-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/jun/14/depression-brain-disease-david-nutt? I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a UK political party, of...

05 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Hertfordshire Mercury, 15th June 2011

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:30 PMSubject: Complaint against the Hertfordshire Mercury, issue dated 15th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Cannabis is ruining lives - MP", the Hertfordshire Mercury, 15-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Cheshunt-and-Waltham/Cannabis-is-ruining-lives-MP-14062011.htm I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a...