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News: Conservatives pull out of cross-party Leveson talks, Parliament will decide

image1The Prime Minister has told a press conference that the Conservatives are pulling out of cross party talks about the implementation of the Leveson report.  He said that regulation would not work without the consent of the press.  He accepted that, as a result, the matter would be decided by Parliament on Monday 18 March 2013, when there would be a vote on “Leveson amendments” to the Crime and Courts Bill. Continue reading

News: The Defamation Bill and Leveson Amendments and Cross Party Talks

Oliver LetwinOn 25 February 2013 the Defamation Bill had its Third Reading in the House of Lords.  A number of amendments were made to the Bill.  These included the controversial “Puttnam amendments” which introduced a new clause 2, entitled “Arbitration Service for defamation and related civil claims against members of Independent Regulatory Board“.  This contains a slimmed down partial version of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for media regulation. Continue reading

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