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The actor High Grant has urged the Government to establish an independent media regulator on the back of Lord Leveson's inquiry into press ethics.
"Self-regulation of the press is a system that has been proven to fail for 50 years," the actor told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
"What could come out of Leveson is an independent regulator. I do not see the slightest danger to freedom of speech from it."
Grant said he fears David Cameron's government could ignore the findings of the inquiry.
"Suddenly, sinisterly, a few weeks ago we start to get weird rumblings from (the Government) that Leveson is a waste of time," he said.
The Prime Minister has failed to say what tax could take the place of the 'mansion tax' which his Chancellor has today ruled out. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said that his party will not support further welfare cuts without more money coming from the better off.
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show David Cameron did not say what that might be saying;
David Cameron has said that, "we will always make sure that the broadest backs bear the burden," while talking on the Andrew Marr show about tax and welfare reform.
"The richest 1% in our country are not only paying more in income tax they are paying a greater percentage of the total income tax take then they ever did under Labour."
Labour's shadow Cabinet Office minister Michael Dugher said:
The Conservative grass roots are issuing a clear demand that David Cameron drop gay marriage laws according to the The Sunday Telegraph.
The survey of Tory constituency chairmen shows that 71% think the proposal should be dropped.
The Sunday Telegraph says that almost half say their local parties have lost members due to the plans, with only 3% gaining members.
George Osborne has said that the Government would be extending the council tax freeze for a third year in a row while rises in regulated rail fares would be capped at retail price inflation (RPI) plus 1%.
A group of 140 senior doctors have written to David Cameron expressing their alarm over proposals to close and reconfigure accident and emergency units around the country.
In an open letter to the Prime Minister, the health experts said they were yet to see evidence that plans to centralise and downgrade A&E services were beneficial to patients.
The signatories, who include eminent physicians, academics and surgeons, also argued the overhaul could place the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of society at risk.
David Cameron is facing calls to make clear whether he has ruled out statutory regulation of the press in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics.
The Hacked Off campaign - which campaigns on behalf of victims of media intrusion - expressed concern about newspaper reports suggesting Mr Cameron was preparing to reject statutory intervention in the regulation of the press, even if it was strongly recommended by Lord Justice Leveson.
In an open letter to the Prime Minister - signed by 60 victims including celebrities, 7/7 victims and members of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign - it called for an assurance that he would consider Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations with an open mind.
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David Cameron will today sought to rally restive Tories with a pledge to use Britain's veto to block the European Union budget if it is not in the UK interest.
As the Conservative Party conference opened in Birmingham, the Prime Minister said he would not stand for "outrageous" attempts to increase the overall EU budget in forthcoming negotiations on spending for the period 2014 to 2020.
"If it comes to saying 'no' to a deal that isn't right for Britain, I'll say 'no'," he said in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.
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Speaking on the first day of the Tory party conference David Cameron rejected plans for a 'mansion tax' and signalled further budget cuts.
As the Conservative Party Conference begins David Cameron has already ruled out the controversial 'mansion tax' plans.