‘MPs to vote on press law’

Published on 18 March 2013 at 10:47

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The UK’s main three political parties, the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats, are rumoured to have agreed a deal on press regulation, following the conclusion last year of the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics.
The Inquiry recommended establishing a new independent press watchdog backed by law. Prime Minister David Cameron has resisted calls for such a watchdog, as have most newspapers. Details of the plan were expected to be announced today and put to a vote by MPs this afternoon.
Beside a photograph of UK WWII prime minister Winston Churchill, The Sun urged MPs “not to shame Britain by throwing away 318 years of Press freedom.”

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