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Opinion: Press bosses try to have their cake and eat it – Brian Cathcart

Sir David NormingtonHaving lost the public argument about press self-regulation, the big newspaper companies are now trying to get their way by other means. Letters published online show that over the past month press bosses have tried to strong-arm Sir David Normington the official responsible for the first step in appointing the Royal Charter body that will inspect future press self-regulators. Continue reading

Desperate newspaper bosses go back to court – Brian Cathcart

lord-blackHaving seen their bid to block the Royal Charter thoroughly rubbished by two High Court judges on 30 October, the big newspaper groups are going back for more. A statement from PressBoF, the people behind the discredited Press Complaints Commission, said it was appealing against the judges’ refusal of permission for a judicial review of the Privy Council’s decision to reject its bid for a Royal Charter.  Continue reading

News: Court rejects PressBoF’s application for a Royal Charter injunction [Updated]

Royal CourtsThe application by PressBoF for an injunction to restrain the consideration by the Privy Council of the Cross-Party Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf] was dismissed today after a hearing before Richards LJ and Sales J.   The Court also refused PressBoF permission to apply for judicial review of the Privy Council’s rejection of its proposed Royal Charter on the basis that there was no arguable case. Continue reading

Opinion: Why PressBoF’s charter petition had to be binned – Brian Cathcart

RoyalCharter700wNewspaper bosses squeal in sham anguish, but they knew better than anyone that their petition for a Royal Charter was never likely to be more than a spoiling manoeuvre, and that in the end it would have to be binned.

On every level it was an inadequate document, so that if it had been a school exam paper, even the most sympathetic teacher would have had to fail it. Continue reading

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