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As Leveson reports… Why I’m sticking up for ‘Press freedom with no buts’

Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal will report this week. His recommendations on the future of press regulation are the subject of intense speculation, with essentially three positions being staked-out:

What’s being proposed

‘Independent regulation backed up by statute’
Advocates, who include Evan Harris and the Hacked Off campaign group, argue that the only way to ensure the press does not abuse its position in the future is for it to be regulated. But, they insist, this should be independent both of government and the press, the two main …

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    It is my view that Tim can win on this in the same way that Charles Kennedy won on Iraq. All that needs to happen...
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    Its interesting Tim equates poor housing and poverty to liberty perhaps he recognises ill health , poor housing and conformity are all linked and that...
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    @David Evans "Monitoring how they have moved over time is a good proxy to measure of how far the political spectrum has moved to the...
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    I think you will find Corbyn is a recreation of the social liberalism epitomised by George Lansbury, from the 1880s till 1935. A pacifist who...
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    "so unexpected". Really? Denialism won't take us forward.
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    A Lady with a bit of class. Wish I could be adept in the poetry area.