Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Quote of the day 15th May 2018

(A new Leveson-style inquiry into the press) 
would be an analogue inquiry in an increasingly digital age.”

It would also
“rightly be seen as yet another attempt by politicians to meddle in the internal affairs of the news media and ultimately to muzzle free expression”.
“What message are we going to send out - that the free media are enemies of the state?"
“They may be unruly and challenge us in ways that make us uncomfortable but they are not our enemies.”
(Lord Hunt of Wirral, a former chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, extracts from his speech against the House of Lords proposal to try again to force the government to hold another inquiry into the press after MPs voted last week not to do so.)

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