Saturday, 3 November 2007

Portuguese Embassy complained to PCC

The Portuguese Embassy in London sent a protest to the Press Complaints Commission, following an offensive opinion column from Tony Parsons in the Mirror, according to Sol, a Portuguese weekly. Quoting “diplomatic sources”, the newspaper refers that the Embassy sent a “formal diplomatic note” complaining of what it considers an “abuse of Press Freedom”. Tony Parsons called the Ambassador remarks on a interview with The Times, “stupid” and advised him to “keep your stupid, sardine-munching mouth shut.” The column tittle was “Oh, up yours, senor.”