Hacking, Bribing and Unreasonable Bail: the Sun and Civil Liberties

1 10 2013

The SunIt is not often that a campaign by Liberty to protect the rights of criminal suspects gets favourable publicity in the Sun.  However, there is an article in today’s Sun headed Axe endless bail: Rights group calls for 6-month limit on police power.  It begins by telling readers that: Read the rest of this entry »





Fast-track plan may be only way to speed press change – Sir Charles Gray and Alastair Brett

1 10 2013

Leveson.jpgThe debate over press regulation will start again in earnest in the coming weeks. What is extraordinary is how the press and the government have so far failed to find a workable way forward in implementing the Leveson recommendations. The press cries “no statutory intervention” so the government, terrified of upsetting the press, comes up with a complex royal charter rather than a simple statute.  Read the rest of this entry »