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July 4, 2008

Extreme reaction to Ham & High advert

The ill-advised decision of newspaper publisher Archant to allow the BNP to place adverts in the Ham & High before the May local elections has been “celebrated” in an eye-catching spoof this week.

Axegrinder understands the Hampstead Village Voice magazine has been transformed for one edition only into the Himm Und Heil Express, complete with Ham & High-style fonts and layout.

A source at Archant tells me: “It features an article talking about “ze freedom of speech ist gut…” and also has an aerial shot of the offices Photoshopped to look like a swastika. It’s very funny, but the management here are not amused.” Archant cited freedom of speech as justification for accepting the adds, but later agreed to give the profits to charity.

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