Sunday, April 29, 2007

Quote no more

Norman Baker Watch has previously reported on Norman Baker's use of selective quotations, but the EU may soon be putting a stop to Baker's misleading quoting.

The EU's Unfair Commercial Practices Directive is set to become law in the UK next April and, reports The Times, will ban "practices that impair appreciably the consumer's ability to make an informed decision".

This will, say lawyers, include editing quotes to make them sound supportive when the original quote is not as is often the case in movie ads.

So looks like Norman Baker will have to take those iffy Matthew Parris quotes off his website.

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