The abuses at the heart of the hacking scandal were already illegal. A state regulator would only allow those running it to pursue punitive agendas against legal activity.
Posts Tagged: The Sun
The campaign against the paper is not so much about a headline last week, but about shifting the balance of media power to the left.
The leadership election, Party members and the Tory press. How much difference will the pro-Johnson Telegraph make?
Endorsements don’t matter all that much. But the tone and flavour of coverage does – what stories are selected; how they are written; how they are projected.
Christopher Howarth: Cameron’s Hollow Deal 2) We gave up a veto – and may not get what we were promised in return
Part Two of a ConHome series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Fleet Street now has first-hand experience of police officers using ‘anti-terror’ powers against journalists and their sources.
In the 1975 referendum, the press campaigned for, and got, a yes vote. What will its influence be this time?
‘Is that it?’…’Cameron aimed low and missed’…’a waste of time and effort’…’fundamental change is not even being requested.’
Plus: Loud sounds from Tom Watson. Pig noises from Craig Oliver. And: Come and hear me make a fool of myself in Manchester on Sunday.
By deliberately underplaying the Conservative beliefs that help drive him, he’s had greater room for manoeuvre in putting them into practice.
In 2005, the party still only had 17 women MPs. Ten years on, it is 68. The Universities are taking note.
As the election looms, the papers are shifting back to their political comfort zones. But the consensus is that Osborne has drawn some of the sting from Miliband’s attack.