I'm informed that the following ad has been banned for being too political.
Iceland's founder Malcolm Walker said: "This was a film that Greenpeace made with a voice over by Emma Thompson.
got permission to use it and take off the Greenpeace logo and use it as
the Iceland Christmas ad. It would have blown the John Lewis ad out of
the window. It was so emotional."
The watchdog said in a
statement: "Clearcast and the broadcasters have to date been unable to
clear this Iceland ad because we concerned that it doesn’t comply with
the political rules of the BCAP code.
"The creative submitted to
us is linked to another organisation who have not yet been able to
demonstrate compliance in this area."
More than 890,000 people have since signed a petition calling for the advert to be shown on TV.
The destruction of the rain forests is not a political issue, it is far bigger than that. I am astonished that this should be banned: