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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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David Cameron 'open minded' on Leveson report

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prime Minister is keeping an open mind about the future regulation of the press and will make no decisions before he has had sight of Lord Justice Leveson's report, Downing Street insisted.

The newspaper claimed he would back a new, tougher model of self-regulation to replace the Press Complaints Commission - but with the threat that a statutory system could be brought in later if matters do not improve.

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