86 politicians oppose a press law

86 politicians from the three major parties, including eight former Cabinet ministers, have written to the Daily Telegraph urging David Cameron not to bring in new laws if Lord Justice Leveson proposes state regulation of newspapers in his report.

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Boris: 'You have to have a free press to have a free society'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson told ITV News, during a visit to India, that he did not "think it would be right to come up with statutory legislation" ahead of the publication of Lord Justice Leveson's report into press standards.

He added: "You need to have a free press to have a free society. If you want to keep the gutters of public life clean you need a gutter press."

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