Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Banana Republic Britain

"Cameron, Miliband and Clegg hopeful of agreeing 'historic' newspaper regulation deal in next 48 hours..."
I don't know why, in that Telegraph headline, the word "historic" appears in inverted commas; the proposed legislation would bring a formal end to over 300 years of press freedom in Britain (dating, I think from the 1688 Revolution) and so it does indeed appear to be historically significant, but not in a good way.

The claim that the Levinson inquiry's recommendations were to "protect" Britain's press freedom is merely spin.

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