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  • "My first view is to regulate the press good and hard.

    Put Rebekah Brooks in prison for a long time if she's found guilty of the offences she's been charged with along with any other jurno involved in illegal activity.

    But which is the best publication for exposing corrruption - Private Eye and the brilliant Ian Hislop. No doubt he will be the first target for any law officer in a government regulated press.

    And yet .... police enquiries don't seem to uncovered ANY policemen who took money for passing on information. Isn't that strange when the basis of many many many press stories could only stem from info coming out of the police stations.

    So maybe we DO need laws if only to police the police.

    Hugh Grant and Hacked Off have been brilliant and I agree with just about everything they have said to the extent that I'd vote for Hugh Grant if he stood for Parliament.

    So it's a quandry - you know full well that the press does need regulating which needs some kind of legal back up. Yet you also know that if Government get a foothold in regulation of the Press a future government will use the law to cover up things it doesn't want to come out.

    I don't know the answer .....

    Hugh Grant for Prime Minister."
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Leveson - say NO to state regulation of the Press

Leveson - say NO to state regulation of the Press

Leveson - say NO to state regulation of the Press

First published in News

The recommendations of the long-awaited Leveson inquiry will be made public today. Do you care?

Should you care?

We think so. Because the recommendations have potentially profound implications for a free Press and free speech in this country – and therefore, your right to know.

At the heart of the issue is whether, as some people suggest, there needs to be state regulation of the Press.

We at the Worcester News think such regulation is wrong, both in principle and in practice.

We believe there is a more practical alternative. In our downloadable .pdf files below we report what some of our colleagues have said as they challenge the party leaders on where they stand on this issue.

We ask you to consider the arguments and, if we can convince you, we ask you to support us in our fight against statutory legislation.

To ensure we can carry on doing the job that the local Press in this country has been doing for decade after decade – fighting for local communities, acting as a watchdog on behalf of local communities, fighting for your right to know.

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