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Campbell: Outfits 'crass, offensive and stupid'

Former Downing Street director of communications Alastair Campbell has condemned supermarket chains Asda and Tesco for labelling Halloween outfits with controversial names.

Asda was selling a "mental patient fancy dress costume" whilst Tesco had offered a "psycho ward" outfit.

Mr Campbell told the BBC's Emma Simpson: "We are trying to change attitudes towards mental illness so people do not stigmatise it and something like this comes along and it just reminds you we are basically still in the Dark Ages."

  • 26 Sep 2013
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