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Leveson urges new press rules

Lord Justice Leveson has recommended further press regulation, underpinned by law, in his long-awaited report.

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What the newspapers say following the Leveson report

  • Daily Telegraph: We can now add David Cameron’s name to the defenders of press freedom. It’s a lonely and unpopular cause, but seems to have just acquired its single most important champion.
  • Daily Mail: A rotten day for freedom: Yes, he got some things right. But to whitewash the politicians and the police while demanding the Press be shackled betrays dismaying naivety. Worse, it is a tragic blow to liberty and the public's right to know
  • The Times (£): The Inquiry has succeeded in many ways, but a press law would not be right in principle and is not needed.
  • The Mirror: Political bickering over Lord Leveson's doorstop of a report is getting very messy.

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