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BBC POLICY ON CONTENT OF PROGRAMMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 584: tabled on 25 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the haste with which the BBC apologised for a suggestion on Blue Peter that the Red Hand of Ulster was an appropriate emblem; is aware that the Red Hand is the emblem of Tyrone and other international bodies; recognises the right of freedom of expression, but is angered at the BBC's unwillingness in contrast to apologise for Jerry Springer the Opera, despite over 40,000 objections and Jerry Springer's own condemnation; and calls upon the BBC to refrain from gratuitous insults against Jesus Christ and Christianity, even though the UK may be a religiously sceptical nation.