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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Could Your Surname See You Banned From A Pontins Holiday Park?

One of Britain's biggest holiday park operators has been found to have run a secret blacklist target...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:14 PM - 2 Mar 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Could Your Surname See You Banned From A Pontins Holiday Park?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:14 PM - 2 Mar 2021

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One of Britain's biggest holiday park operators has been found to have run a secret blacklist targeting people with Irish surnames.

Pontins was investigated after a company whistleblower disclosed the list of 40 surnames to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

It's believed the company's policy was to exclude members of the Irish Traveller community, and the list described people with these surnames as "undesirable guests".

To discuss this we were joined by Conor McGinn, Labour MP for St Helens North, whose own surname featured on the list.

Could Your Surname See You Banned From A Pontins Holiday Park?

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