May right to raise threat of law to underpin independent press regulation post Leveson

Teresa May is right to say the government would introduce legislation to underpin an independent regulation of the press if the press itself does not come up with a suitable plan, and soon. That’s a good negotiating tactic. Her legions of critics will say: “But it’s not Government policy, listen to the PM.” But there Read More

Leveson faces contradictions

The Leveson inquiry has to join up three major criteria in the regulation of the press: each with a contradiction in them.  They are:                 How should the public be involved?                 How can it be independent of both the press itself and the government of the day? And                 How can it be voluntary Read More