Latest rulings

  • Surrey Police

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 25 October 2017

    A TV ad for Surrey Police, seen on 4 August 2017, depicted a phone sitting on a table next to a sofa. A baby or young child could be heard crying through the adjacent wall. Text appeared on the screen stating “Hello, Surrey Police 999 emergency. My neighbour’s kids are being noisy”. “Noisy”, written in blue text, wa...

  • Both Lives Matter

    • Not Upheld
    • Poster
    • 02 August 2017

    A poster by the pro-life campaign group Both Lives Matter, which appeared in two locations in Northern Ireland in January 2017, featured the claim "100,000 PEOPLE ARE ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE OF OUR LAWS ON ABORTION. Why change that?". Smaller text stated "Stand with us. BOTHLIVESMATTER.ORG". The ad a...