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McCanns criticise press reform

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have criticised reforms to the regulation of the press in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry as "a compromise of a compromise".

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Gerry McCann: Leveson's proposals 'not tough enough'

The parent's of Madeleine McCann say they don't think new plans to regulate the press suggested by the Leveson Inquiry are tough enough.

The couple have criticised the Government's plans, saying the Newspapers are getting a last chance at regulating themselves, instead of being held to account by an independent body

Mr McCann told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show:

"I think Leveson has been quite generous to the press and more than the behaviour of some sections of the media deserve really.

"They are getting a last chance at self-regulation which for me was actually a step too far."

He added: "I feel that the press has lost its entitlement to self-regulation over many, many years and I would have liked to have seen statutory regulation, not self-regulation."

– Gerry McCann

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