Friday, October 26, 2007

Why doesn't the BBC name Emily Thornberry?

From the BBC website:
Parliament's standards watchdog has said an MP who inserted a quote from herself into an Electoral Commission press release had been "unwise".

Sir Philip Mawer revealed in his annual report the unnamed MP then e-mailed the doctored press release on to the media as if it were an official release.

He said her action had not breached the code of conduct as there had been "no intention... to deceive the public".

However, he said, the MP's actions had been "unwise and unfortunate".
The MP may be unnamed in Sir Philip's report, but a Google search soon reveals that she is Labour's Emily Thornberry from Islington South and Finsbury.

It also reveals that her conduct was the subject of a report by the House of Commons Committee on Standards and Privileges.

Why is the BBC so coy?

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