The political reaction to Leveson
The political reaction to Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations was predictable. The Liberal Democracts and Labour were in full support; the Conservatives against. We need real national leadership at times like this; not party management.
In the 2010 general election, the Conservatives secured the support of the majority of newspapers that were opposed to statutory underpinning to reform. This simple fact may or may not have something to do with the Tory leadership’s decision to question Leveson’s core recommendation of statutory underpinning. It would be sad if any discussion of this important matter prioritised narrow party interest over national interest.
You can read David Cameron’s statement here.
You can read Ed Miliband’s statement here.
You can read Nick Clegg’s statement here.
David Cameron needs to support the Leveson recommendations.
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