Buckingham Palace has reportedly lodged a complaint with the UK’s press watchdog following an article in Britain’s tabloid newspaper The Sun claiming the Queen backed the UK’s exit from the European Union. It’s commonly referred to as “Brexit” – a British exit.
The Sydney Morning Herald is this morning reporting the Palace has filed a complaint against the article with the Independent Press Standards Organisation in the UK.
A statement to SMH from Buckingham Palace said the article is “spurious” and that the monarch remains politically neutral.
— The Sun (@TheSun) March 8, 2016
However, Clegg has taken to Twitter saying he does not recall this.
Re Sun story. As I told the journalist this is nonsense. I’ve no recollection of this happening & its not the sort of thing I would forget
— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) March 8, 2016
In a statement to the BBC though, The Sun has said it will stand by its story.
“The Sun stands by its story, which was based upon two impeccable sources and presented in a robust, accessible fashion.
“The Sun will defend this complaint vigorously.”
B&T has contacted the press department for Buckingham Palace with a confirmation the complaint had been filed. Further comment will be sought during UK business hours.
Lead image via iStock.
In an interview with Mindshare’s Katie Rigg-Smith, recently returned Australian CMO Brent Smart said advertising lacks enough emotional storytelling, and that marketers lack the support of their organisations to brand build in the long term. Smart is the chief marketing officer at Insurance Australia Group, a position he moved to after returning to Australia from […]
Media strategy specialist Slingshot has won the strategy, planning and buying account for Masterpet, and Endeavour Consumer Health. Masterpet owns pet care brands Black Hawk, VitaPet and Aristopet, while Endeavour Consumer Health includes brands like Red Seal, Pharmacy Choice and Faulding. Slingshot CIO and Partner Simon Corbett (pictured) said that winning the two businesses was […]
Leading South Australian ageing care provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) is shining a light on the need for Australians to talk openly about death with their family members and loved ones to ensure any specific wishes or choices can be fulfilled. Australia faces a significant societal challenge as death continues to be a subject […]
Introducing The Zavy Social Scoreboard You might have noticed a colourful scoreboard sitting on the B&T homepage this month. Well, allow us to formally introduce ourselves – and it. We’re Zavy. And we believe in the promise of social media: brand building by two-way engagement and rich communication. What does this have to do […]