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Press regulation in the UK


seabhcan

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seabhcan

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Cameron says he objected to a legislative approach for reasons of necessity, practicality and principle.

There was a risk that the press would not comply with statutory legislation, he says.

An MP asks Cameron to accept that his proposals will require legislation.

Cameron says it will require two modest bits of legislation.
Can anyone explain that statement?
 

Ribeye

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very few buy newspaper any more, so one one cares .
Em, yes they do, they're freakin out,

And it's not just papers, it's the web too, Twitter, Facebook and blogs will also be captured by this,

I haven't seen the detail yet (to busy with Cyprus), but the reaction on Twitter is not positive,
 

seabhcan

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Tom Watson, the Labour MP, says he has been campaigning on his for five years. Some of them have been "dark years" and people have urged him to drop the issue.

The establishment was part of this conspiracy, he says.

People did not know the press was hacking Millie Dowler's phone, he says. But "we knew that was the kind of thing they did," he says.

Families like the Dowlers have had a "heavy load". They have been required to mediate on these proposals.

At the root of this was fear, he says. MPs were afraid to speak out because they thought the press would turn on them.

Today's agreement is a good one, he says.

It "almost" feels like a kind of closure.
 
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