Alan Craig loses fight over election broadcast

A Christian party has lost a High Court bid to have its party election broadcast (PEB) repeated, after claims it was censored by the BBC and ITV. Christian Choice said the BBC forced changes to its description of a Muslim group in a PEB aired in London. Alan Craig, the party’s candidate for London mayor, had argued the action breached his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights – which guarantees the right to freedom of expression.

BBC News, 30 April 2008

Mad Melanie Phillips is not happy: “There is clearly no limit to British pusillanimity and sheer unadulterated funk when it comes to calling Islamic radicalism by even the most polite and restrained of proper names.” Melanie Phillips’s blog, 29 April 2008