The banners which were prominently placed just yesterday have disappeared from all Newsquest sites reported to be carrying them.
Just take a look for yourself:
- Stourbridge News
- The Northern Echo
- The Colchester Gazette
- The Kidderminster Shuttle
- The Southern Essex Echo
- The Redditch Advertiser
- The Bromsgrove Advertiser
- Dudley News
However, a build up of coverage in the last 24 hours may have led to a change of heart at the top. Indeed my own webstats have shown growing interest in this story from other media outlets, readers of the blog, and the company itself.
Quite what affect this build up had on the disappearance of the ads is difficult to say. But whatever the reason, Newsquest seem to have made the right decision. I just hope that they stick to it.
A source at Newsquest has told me that "no contracts have been broken" with the BNP.
Staff were sent a memo last week stating that 'any political party' could advertise with them. This has not officially changed. Crucially I was also told that the BNP adverts "may come back"
Keep those complaints coming people.