Freedom of the Press

Gunman Opens Fire At Paris Newspaper

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

A city-wide manhunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire at the reception of the Paris building of left-wing newspaper Libération, seriously inju...

Ned Simons

Senior MP Says 'One Man One Newspaper' Should Be The Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Politics

The chairman of the Commons political and constitutional reform committee has warned that the controversial cross-party plan to regulate the press agr...

Lord Sugar: Paul Dacre Is A 'Tyrant' And Should Be Removed

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Sugar, the Labour peer and star of The Apprentice, has attacked the editor of the Daily Mail for being a "tyrant" and demanded parliament "flex i...

Press Regulation is the Greatest Threat to Purveyors of Poison

Will Black | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

As we await the Privy Council's announcement on press regulation, one might expect tabloid editors and proprietors to keep a low profile and try to keep wraps on their more extremist views.

Lord Justice Leveson Agrees To Grilling By MPs Over Press Regulation

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said press regulation plans proposed by the industry have "serious shortcomings" as he defended the delay in pushing through the ver...

Ned Simons

Lord Justice Leveson To Be Summoned By Culture Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Justice Leveson will be summoned to appear before MPs to give evidence on press regulation, the culture, media and sport committee has confirmed....

Newspaper Industry Rejects 'Ministry Of Truth' Press Regulation Plans, Propose Rival System

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

The newspaper industry today firmly rejected the government's plans for the future of press regulation and published its own proposal for a Royal Char...

Ned Simons

'Wrong In Principle And Fundamentally Flawed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics

The royal charter system for the future regulation of the press agreed by David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband is probably "illegal under Europea...

In Praise of a Free Press

Robin Lustig | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

There is, in fact, a very easy way to ensure that journalists don't break the law: get the police to do the job they're paid to do, rather than taking back-handers, sometimes several thousands of pounds, from reporters looking for a good story. It really is as simple as that.

Michael Gove 'Uncomfortable' With Royal Charter Press Regulation

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has indicated he is unhappy with the proposals to regulate the press and said he only voted in favour of the plan as he felt he had to as...

MP Asks Why 'Parasitic' Journalists Are Allowed Into Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has questioned why some "parasitical" journalists are allowed into parliament, a day after party leaders struck a deal on the future regul...

David Cameron Tells Tory MPs He 'Called Ed Miliband's Bluff' On Leveson

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron told a meeting of Conservative MPs in Westminster on Monday that he had "called the bluff" of Ed Miliband during negotiations over the f...

Ned Simons

No.10 Insists 'No Press Law' As Cameron, Miliband And Clegg Battle To Claim Leveson Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

Downing Street has insisted the agreement reached on Leveson is "not in any way" a statutory underpinning of press regulation - but was unable to conf...

Bradley Manning - A Case of Whistleblower Reprisal

Rita Pal | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Rita Pal

This is the 21st Century; witch hunting the whistleblower should be an outdated pastime. The Obama administration should develop the insight that the justified concerns raised by a whistleblower have to be investigated and those allegedly responsible for war crimes bought to justice.

Maria Miller's Office Accused Of Using Leveson Threat Over Expenses Story

Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics

The Daily Telegraph has taken the unusual step of publishing details of a conversation between one of its reporters and a ministerial adviser in an at...

Hugh Grant 'Aghast' At David Cameron's Opposition To Leveson

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

Hugh Grant has said the public are "aghast" at David Cameron's decision to oppose the statuary underpinning of a new system of press regulation. I...

Leveson Suggests New Law To 'Civilise' The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Justice Leveson has said new laws may be needed to prevent "mob rule" on the internet, as newspaper editors in Britain try to head off the statut...

Leveson: We Need to Consider a Statute-Backed System

Nadhim Zahawi | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nadhim Zahawi

The press have to set up the new system and why it is the press and no one else that must develop an independent regulatory regime that will adhere to the Leveson Principles. It isn't for the Prime Minister, the Cabinet or even Parliament to tell them how to do it.

David Cameron 'Serious Misgivings' About Statutory Press Regulation

Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has told MPs he has "serious misgivings" about Lord Justice Leveson's recommendation for independent self regulation of the press underp...

Clegg And Cameron Split Over Leveson Report, Will Deliver Separate Statements

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg will make a separate statement to the House of Commons today on the Leveson report after David Cameron, exposing a rift within the coalitio...

Yes, But No, But Yes, But No

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

The British public overwhelmingly want to see state-backed regulation of the press. Also, the public do not want to see state-backed regulation of the...

Boris Johnson Says Press Must 'Satirise' Politicians.. OK Then!

Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson, who is almost beyond satire, has warned state regulation of the press could prevent journalists doing the important job of making fun o...

Leveson Report: Tory MPs Warn David Cameron To Resist State Regulation Of The Press

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is under pressure from his own MPs to reject statutory regulation of the press, on the eve of the publication of the Leveson report. ...

'As Parliamentarians, We Believe In Free Speech'

Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is facing fresh demands to reject statutory regulation of newspapers as he prepares to take delivery of the Leveson report. More than...

Harman Seeks Co-Operation Over Press Rules

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman is urging ministers to work together with Labour to reform the regulation of the press. The Labour deputy leader said Lord Justice L...