Daily Mail misrepresenting 'EU rules' - again

(12 Posts)
weavingawickerbasket Sat 12-Nov-16 10:18:40

One of the top stories: headline

Demonised for buying baby milk Tesco bans mother's car park discount because she bought formula milk... and it's all because of EU rules
Tesco refused to allow Laura Leeks, 34, a refunded parking voucher
She had gone to Braintree store to buy formula milk for her baby
Can't breastfeed her four-month-old son after his lifesaving heart surgery
Under UK law, Tesco said it can't give price reductions on customers just buying infant formula milk.
Now this is a blatant misrepresentation as it is the international code on breast milk substitutes that prevents vouchers such as the one n the article being handed out when purchasing breast milk substitutes such as formula.

Where can I complain about this editorial misrepresentation? thank you.

5notrumps Sat 12-Nov-16 10:24:20

"DM publishes blatant lies about the EU" - yup, all the time.

You can complain away. Water off a duck's back.

It is drivel. Just stop reading it.

Peregrina Sat 12-Nov-16 11:26:27

Yes, but this is to shore up the Brexit vote, in case people get anxious about rising prices and start to question the wisdom of it.

I wonder what's in it for the Daily Heil? And when they have got their way, what other cause will they espouse which makes them richer but does nothing for the customers which buy their fascist rag? [rant]

weavingawickerbasket Sat 12-Nov-16 11:28:59

the 'article' included an image of a formula brand, maybe they got paid for it (-: covert advertising

WidowWadman Sat 12-Nov-16 11:41:32

5notrumps -too many people read it though for us to be able to safely ignore rather than challenge the lies

AuntieStella Sat 12-Nov-16 11:42:06

You might like to have a look at this thread

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/a2778451-No-free-parking-for-just-formula?msgid=64843689#64843689

This (non) story has also been in the Guardian.

What I understand from the other thread is that there has been an EU ruling on it as well, and that UK is currently bound by that (something to do with how EU and national laws interact?). And it is of course true that post-Brexit it will be a matter for a Parliament.

That does not of course mean it goes away, because of UN obligations. So to that extent aim I agree it's misleading.

weavingawickerbasket Sat 12-Nov-16 12:23:09

"What I understand from the other thread is that there has been an EU ruling on it as well, and that UK is currently bound by that (something to do with how EU and national laws interact?). And it is of course true that post-Brexit it will be a matter for a Parliament. " I didn't know this interesting thank you

WidowWadman Sat 12-Nov-16 15:44:03

Had never anything to do with EU, but is a UN/WHO thing

HugoBear Sat 12-Nov-16 19:03:37

Has the Daily Mail apologised for the whole supporting Hitler business yet?

SapphireStrange Sun 13-Nov-16 13:34:51

Stop Funding Hate may well be the best route for doing something about the Daily Heil and its ilk, especially following the recent LEGO story.

GetOutMyCar Sun 13-Nov-16 13:42:45

Here's the Eureopean Commission's list of the UK's euromyths. It doesn't take very long to see that the source of nearly all of them is The Daily Mail.

blogs.ec.europa.eu/ECintheUK/euromyths-a-z-index/

Inkanta Sun 13-Nov-16 14:46:26

'It is drivel. Just stop reading it.'

Yes it can be drivel, but how is the solution not to read it?

When I feel like reading the news I read everything - Mail, Express, Sun, Guardian, Times, The Independent, Daily Star, Mirror ...

I enjoy the full spectrum. I like to keep an open mind and be aware of all the perspectives ..

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