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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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  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 4th Aug - 6:35pm
    I didn't know David, but it is very sad news. Thoughts with his family and friends.
  • User AvatarPhil Beesley 4th Aug - 6:17pm
    @Chris: "Migration watch is not a credible source. Quite the opposite." Err, that is why I quoted them and suggested that there are other numbers...
  • User AvatarRoisin 4th Aug - 6:12pm
    Every time I read this or see this news I become sad once more. David was a kind, lovely person and a really committed Liberal....
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 4th Aug - 6:03pm
    No-one has come up with any reply to my query raised at 9.54 this morning - "there is now actual experience of the contribution and/or...
  • User AvatarChris 4th Aug - 6:00pm
    "Migration Watch UK understandably studies the history of migration" Migration watch is not a credible source. Quite the opposite.
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    Sorry Jenny but you still don't understand how all present drones work. They are not used for air to air combat for which is where...