Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Piggy Bank Story Not True

Remember last month when MSM and bloggers were taking great joy in telling how intolerant Muslims in the UK have become? It was the Piggy Bank story - a claim that banks were taking the piggy bank off their counters; as to not offend the anal muslims and despite crying children who were now robbed of their chance to learn about the life time benefits of saving. The story was not true. Here is what Media Watch has to say:

Halifax: While it is true that we do not longer have any piggy banks, "Halifax has not withdrawn any piggy banks from branches. As a matter of fact we have not used piggy banks in our branches for a number of years."

NatWest: "There is absolutely no fact in the story. We simply had a UK wide savings marketing campaign, which included pictures of piggy banks, running until the end of September. Piggy banks have been and will continue to be used as a promotional item by NatWest."

Both banks were disappointed that media outlets didn’t check with them before they ran with the story.

Robert is willingly admitting the mistake.

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