Wright Stuff murder comments discussed in Parliament

OUTRAGED by the comments made on Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’ earlier this week, Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald lodged a parliamentary motion in Holyrood yesterday (Thursday, December 8).

Mr MacDonald, who is originally from Stornoway, was supported in his motion by around 20 MSPs.

The motion lodged read: “That the Parliament notes with disappointment and regret the actions and comments broadcast during the Channel 5 programme The Wright Stuff on 6 December 2011, in which it considers that insensitive comments were made regarding an ongoing murder investigation on the Isle of Lewis; considers half-hearted the apology made by the host of the programme the following day; believes that the people of the Western Isle have made know their displeasure and disgust at this in a dignified manner, and calls on Channel 5 and Ofcom to take appropriate action against the programme.”