“Brexit has been really interesting,” Sir Alan said. “What people didn’t like about it … is the tone and that really nasty edge that is fed upon. It is frustrating to me as a person with my political views.”
Ipso will have the strength of its teeth tested soon, as it prepares to rule on its second most complained-about issue.
The Sun’s Kelvin MacKenzie, a previous editor of the paper employed now as a columnist, sparked 1,400 complaints for an article that said Channel 4 should not have used accomplished Muslim newsreader Fatima Manji to front coverage of the Nice attacks.
Ipso recently ruled against the Daily Mail, saying the paper had breached its code with a front page story published a week before the referendum headlined: “We’re from Europe – let us in!”
The regulator decided it was misleading to say the migrants were from Europe, when of their own admission they came from Iraq and Kuwait.