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PM accused of 'backing press' over hacking victims

The Prime Minister has been accused of backing newspaper proprietors against the interests of the victims of phone hacking, after pulling the plug on efforts to reach cross-party consensus on press regulation.

In a move which surprised both Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, David Cameron said he will publish a Royal Charter to underpin a new self-regulatory system for the press without the need for parliamentary legislation.

Mr Cameron said he will bring the matter to a head by forcing a vote in the House of Commons on Monday.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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