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PM's words on Press ring hollow

THE grossly expensive phone-hacking trial made one thing abundantly clear: there was no justification for setting up the disturbingly unsatisfactory Leveson inquiry.

After the jailing of three Egyptian journalists, David Cameron had fine words to say about the vital importance of a free Press to democracy. Yet, to save face after the unwise appointment of Coulson as his communications director, he was prepared to jeopardise 300 years of Press freedom from state interference.


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