Monday, 13 September 2010

Mail on Sunday clarifies 'clash' claim

The Mail on Sunday has been brought to the attention of the PCC again - this time over a 'clash' between the current Speaker of the House of Commons and his predecessor, Michael Martin. Here's the clarification they published yesterday:

On July 4 we said Lord Martin of Springburn, the former Speaker of the House of Commons, had ‘clashed' with John Bercow, the present Speaker, over the dismissal of the Speaker's Secretary Angus Sinclair.

In fact Lord Martin has not written or spoken to the Speaker on this matter and we have been asked to make clear he has, at no time, clashed with Mr Speaker on this, or any other, issue.

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