Press TV UK accounts frozen


By mattpryor
January 27, 2011
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Natwest Bank has frozen the bank account of the Iranian regime's British TV channel, Press TV, estimated to be worth around £100,000.

AFP News

Lauren Booth, the sister-in-law of former British prime minister Tony Blair who works for Press TV and recently converted to Islam, blasted the move as a "politically motivated act," in comments to the paper.
It was "intended to cripple a thriving British company whose programmes and news bulletins shed light on areas of policy which certain agencies would sooner keep in the dark," she said.

If it upsets Lauren Booth, it must be a good thing.

In a separate development, former London Mayor Ken Livingston has announced that he is ending his contract with Press TV in March, although he rejects that this is due to pressure from the Labour party following the London Times' recent attack on him and states that his contract was due to end then anyway.

Hmmm, pull the other one Ken.

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Joe Millis

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 13:54

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Does this mean that Sky, the one broadcaster which allows Ahmadinejad TV a platform, will have to stop?
To lose Richard Keys, Andy Gray and Press TV would be a huge catastrophy.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 13:58

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If they need someone to pull the plug, I volunteer!


mattpryor

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 13:58

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I doubt it since Sky TV is a private and independent media outlet, whereas Press TV is a direct mouthpiece for the Iranian regime.

Ahmedinejad's paranoid and anti-Semitic rants should be shown to the world in all their glory. One wonders why the BBC etc chooses to gloss over it and shows his good side.


amber

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 15:26

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Press TV recently aired a digusting tirade by O'Keeffe (of the flotilla IHH infamy) - saying that Jewish people the world over will have to answer for Israel.

Such anti-Semitism is not new for Press TV - and they have been in trouble with the regulators several times.

Pull the plug on this propaganda from the Mullahs in Tehran!


mattpryor

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 15:37

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Blimey Amber, I hope you complained!

I agree, Press TV needs to go. While we wring our hands about freedom of speech our enemies laugh at us.


Yvetta

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 12:59

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Poor girl, Matt - she's bankrupt, it was reported...


mattpryor

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 13:18

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Lauren Booth?


J.Clifford

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 14:14

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Lauren Booth is bankrupt financially, morally, spiritually and in every other way.

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