Thursday, November 30, 2006

ASA rules Blair is not Hitler

The Advertsing Standards Agency has ruled here that the No2ID campaign poster (pictured) did not constitue saying Blair was Hitler.

According to the ASA ruling the advert "had been intended to encourage discussion on a sensitive political issue" and that "it was unlikely to be seen as making a serious comparison between Tony Blair and Hitler but instead as highlighting a lobbying groups opinion that ID cards should not be introduced because of the threat to civil liberty they posed."

A victory for common sense clearly. Although the poster did make me chuckle. You can get a big copy of the poster here.

1 comment:

Gavin Ayling said...

Even if it did say that, what of freedom of speech?