Hacked Off and the midnight pizza deal: another silly myth – Brian Cathcart

18 07 2013

No PizzaThis morning’s FT Editorial (£) repeats a myth we hear all the time: that the cross-party royal charter was “assembled over pizza in the early hours of the morning”. A deal was thrown together – so the story goes – late at night in Ed Miliband’s office with Hacked Off in the room and the press totally excluded. Read the rest of this entry »





Privy Council and Royal Charters: Constitutional Obfuscation

18 07 2013
Privy Council (1)

Meeting of the Privy Council

The Privy Council is in the news following the unfortunate decision of the Prime Minister to ignore a key Leveson recommendation and to constitute a “recognition body” by Royal Charter, rather than by statute. Read the rest of this entry »