Lord Justice Leveson
It is impossible to overstate the serious implications of a Court of Appeal decision this week which spell disaster for the administration of British justice.
David Cameron has said press regulation plans proposed by the industry have "serious shortcomings" as he defended the delay
Lord Justice Leveson will be summoned to appear before MPs to give evidence on press regulation, the culture, media and sport
What business is it of ours if Mr David Sherborne, barrister to the victims of phone hacking and other alleged press abuses at the Leveson Inquiry, stamps his feet, warbles his throat and unfurls his tail feathers to attract a mate? If a relationship is explored during a public inquiry between two counsel on different sides of such a high profile event then there is a genuine public interest in the timing and extent of those rituals.
When you've been untouchable and all powerful and have successfully fought off seven previous government attempts to put an end to press abuse, you don't give your power up lightly. So the announcement that three newspaper groups have "rejected" the Royal Charter, recently agreed by a united House of Commons, is not surprising.
The problem now for Rupert Murdoch, Paul Dacre and the Barclay brothers, who between them control most of the British press, is that the British public have got their number. Most people now know what's been going on and they don't like it. Until recently, Murdoch controlled the government and, disgracefully, sections of the police. At the same time, he and his UK employees repeatedly told us that phone hacking had involved only one rogue reporter. Newscorp, he said, had "zero tolerance" of wrongdoing. We now know that was untrue.
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Piers Morgan has told Hugh Grant to quit his newspaper crusade in the wake of the Leveson inquiry and "go back to your dreadful
David Cameron has been told by Harriet Harman to "man up" and deal with press regulation. Labour's deputy leader said her
One of the central recommendations of Lord Justice Leveson's report on press regulation could be unlawful, lawyers commissioned