Friday, January 06, 2017

Quote of the day 6th January 2017

"Probably the harshest press regime anywhere in the free world"

That is how Lord Black, Editorial director of the Telegraph, described the press regime Britain will have, if section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 comes into effect.

This would mean that newspapers not signed up to the government-approved regulator will be liable to pay the legal costs of anyone who sues them in libel or privacy cases even if the newspaper is found to have told the truth and was acting in the public interest.

If you don't think this would be a fair or right, take part online in the consultation the government is carrying out until 5pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017 into whether this law should come into force and whether there should be a "second stage" Leveson Inquiry. You can take part online at

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-leveson-inquiry-and-its-implementation

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