Posts Tagged ‘Press Regulation’

Sham regulator just a device by Murdoch & co to distract from real press accountability

by Michael Meacher.

The launch last week of the press industry-backed press regulator is a farce, but one that the media moguls are determined to run for all it’s worth. This is press industry-driven self-regulation again in all but name. The press industry is one of the three biggest powers in the State, along with the finance industry […]

Cameron forced to backtrack over Leveson

by Michael Meacher.

ameron has just, shortly before 1pm today, conceded a deal over the Leveson proposals for press regulation which provides for everything that the Labour & LibDem parties were demanding. He did that, not because he believes it, but because he knew he would lose the vote and will do anything to avoid the humiliation of […]

Leveson should not apply to the not-for-profit blogosphere

by Jon Lansman.

Mark Ferguson raises an important issue which has been neglected in the last minute deal-making and it is important albeit not what most politicians are currently hacked-off about — on the important question of whether the deal meets the requirement of adequate statutory backing see the Spectator or Labour List, although be warned that they […]

Leveson: Cameron enters the unknown

by Michael Meacher.

It would be interesting to know exactly what was the deal reached between the Prime Minister and the newspaper publishers over his forcing a decisive vote on Leveson on Monday since this is a very high-risk strategy. Since he must know he will be defeated both in the Commons and Lords on this issue, there […]

Leveson isn’t half what needs to be done about the press

by Michael Meacher.

It is reported that the political parties are inching towards an agreement on the Leveson report. Bully for them. Letwin, Cameron’s aide for the inter-party talks, proposed that the independent self-regulatory system should be ‘verified’ by royal charter, but conceded that that needed to be underpinned by a parliamentary process to prevent his proposal being […]

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