Hoyle is within his rights to disapprove of the media reporting Commons gossip about Rayner, but not to summon journalists.
He also dismisses “this lunatic policeman” who threatened press freedom, and says “if necessary I will read out every word of [Darroch’s cables] in the House of Commons.”
Watson et al lost today, but they will inevitably return. The Government should honour its pledge to delete the preferred weapon against free expression.
Independent, fair, and low cost arbitration is the way to ensure ordinary people are protected from abuses. Parliament overwhelmingly voted for that in 2013.
Pleasingly, it includes several policies that this site has proposed.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chairman says that the key is for IPSO to adopt a Leveson-compliant system of low-cost arbitration.
He asks Mosley whether he has a ‘vendetta’.
Few noticed the Investigatory Powers Bill becoming law because all eyes are on the process of leaving the EU.
Bradley should make clear that this misguided campaign to muzzle the media will not succeed.
Expert input is essential to good government, but the abdication of political decisions to ‘impartial’ authorities is not. Let’s take back control.
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.
They are joined by Lord Hope, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court, and Joshua Rozenberg.
Millions of pounds were wasted, and dozens of lives disrupted, to no end.
The Government has wisely decided not to put into effect a process that would end with newspapers having to pay costs for failed actions against them.