The Sunday Times has apologised and paid Â£20,000 to a lawyer it falsely accused of advising immigrants wanting a passport to enter into a fake gay marriage.
The Sunday paper admitted its reporter never interviewed Dr Akbar Malik of immigration legal firm Malik Law Chambers in the east end of London, for its February 19 article headlined “Migrants use gay marriage loophole”.
The story wrongly alleged that Dr Malik had advised a Sunday Times undercover reporter on how to obtain a passport by entering into a sham civil partnership. Dr Malik was in fact overseas at the time. [Guardian]
Wow, you’d never think the British media made up stories to demonise immigrants, would you?
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