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Press forces Cameron into dangerous gamble over Leveson reforms

Press forces Cameron into dangerous gamble over Leveson reforms

David Cameron has been forced by newspaper bosses into a potentially disastrous vote over press reform. Should Mr Cameron lose the vote, scheduled for Monday, his authority would be severely weakened and leave the door wide open to those such as Home Secretary Teresa May who wish to replace him as Conservative party leader In…

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Cameron to defy European Court over prisoner voting

Cameron to defy European Court over prisoner voting

The Prime Minister, David Cameron has decided to “do the minimum necessary” to comply with the recent judgement of the European Court of Human Rights that the UK must allow some prisoners to vote. Mr Cameron is clearly terrified of the prospect of his back-benchers causing trouble over a matter which most members of the…

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Report by HMIC shows that the public believe police are corrupt

Report by HMIC shows that the public believe police are corrupt

According to a report into police corruption in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, at least a third of the public believe that the police have a “problem with corruption”. In particular, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) says there is a lack of clarity about the boundaries in relationships between police and third parties, especially…

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Responsibility and the Press – two unlikely partners

Responsibility and the Press – two unlikely partners

Since the closure of the News of the World, previously silent politicians have suddenly started calling for a cleanup of the British press. This new and possibly hypocritical outcry from those elected to make our laws could indicate that there is a real chance of putting the press back into a box where it can…

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News of the World closure is due to corruption of both press and police

News of the World closure is due to corruption of both press and police

The closure of the News of the World is the best news to come out of Fleet Street for many years but the paper would have closed years ago had it not been for weak MPs, power-hungry prime ministers and corrupt policemen. The tacky tabloid has lied, cheated and threatened its way to success whilst…

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News of the World chief Brooks saved by David Cameron

News of the World chief Brooks saved by David Cameron

The revelation that the News of the World allegedly hacked into Milly Dowler’s mobile phone should come as no surprise to anyone who understands the Murdoch tabloid press for what it really is. It is an arm of the so-called “free press” of which all politicians are utterly terrified and which can operate with impunity,…

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