The coalition was heading for an unprecedented split last night after David Cameron and Nick Clegg clashed over the future of Press regulation.
The future of Britain's free Press hangs in the balance today - as crime victims, military heroes and political heavyweights plead in The Sun for Parliament not to shackle newspapers.
The Deputy Prime Minister is considering taking the extraordinary step of publicly dissenting from his own Government's response to the Leveson Inquiry's blueprint for the future of a free press in Britain.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are at loggerheads over the Leveson Inquiry report which is expected to recommend today some form of statutory regulation of the press.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are poised for a bruising clash over the Leveson report into press ethics which finally comes out today
The owner of The Independent and Evening Standard is searching for an investor to share the pain of his losses.
The threat of a coalition split over future regulation of the press was looming last night as Conservative cabinet sources accused the Liberal Democrats of playing a dangerous game by appearing to back state regulation.
David Cameron will today embark on a last-minute round of political diplomacy to try to secure cross-party support for a new system of press regulation and head off a split in his coalition.