Tuesday, 26 January 2016


  • Lord Justice Leveson calls for legislation to underpin a "genuinely independent and effective system of self-regulation" for the press. Other key points in his report on press standards and ethics:
    • The press had ignored its own code of conduct in a way that had "wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people" on far too many occasions over the last decade.
    Politicians of all parties had developed "too close a relationship with the press in a way which has not been in the public interest".
    • Lord Justice Leveson said he has not seen evidence of widespread corruption involving police and the press.
    David Cameron said he had "serious concerns and misgivings" over Leveson's proposals for a statutory underpinning to a new regulation system.
    Nick Clegg clashes with the PM's views, saying changing the law "is the only way" to ensure the new regulator is fully independent
    by Amy Crowther, PA edited by Paul McGurk, Press Association 11/29/2012 10:16:27 AM
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