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Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations must be implemented

Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for a statutory under-pinning to ?accompany a new independent regulatory body must be implemented, despite opposition, says Rod Dadak

6 December 2012

The Leveson report, a magnus opus by any standards, makes painful and depressing reading for any supporter of a free press. It catalogues the appalling abuse that has been carried out by a small number of newspapers and its journalists, principally the red tops with the now defunct News of the World at the head. It also records not only the relentless pursuit of stories by journalists by any means, irrespective of breaking the law, but the devastation caused to its victims, so graphically apparent in the televised hearings of evidence to the inquiry. Such is the scale of the abuse that it was inevitable that Lord Justice Leveson would come down hard on the press and the regulators whom they appointed, the PCC.

Pathetic Complaints Commission

The press could have been restrained if the PCC had not been so limp wristed, so complacent and so feeble. For how many years have we begged the P...

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