Public 'will not be safe' until Leveson report enforced

The public "will not be safe" until the full recommendations of Lord Justice Leveson's report are implemented, a member of Hacked Off has told Good Morning Britain.

Dr Evan Harris criticised the verdicts in Rebekah Brooks' trial for phone hacking and said tougher press regulation was still needed.

"If this was any other industry, the press would be falling over themselves to demand tough regulation," the former Lib Dem MP said.

"So far the newspapers are rejecting that independent check of a new regulator, to check that it is independent, fair and effective.

"I don't think the public is safe from those newspapers until Lord Justice Leveson's report is implemented in full."

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Hague's 'sympathy' for former No 10 spin doctor Coulson

William Hague has "sympathy" for disgraced No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson, who is facing up to two years in prison. The Foreign Secretary added it was not true that he had introduced the former tabloid editor to Tory high command.