“Very clear #ToryManifesto gives big newspapers ALL they’ve wanted” #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX

The Tories’ manifesto is vague on everything except its most damaging aspects. One area in which it’s crystalclear is its commitment to measures that will delight many newspaper owners.

manifesto pressThe Tory manifesto section on the media

The Tories – if they succeed in fooling enough voters to get back into government – will:

End Leveson

After part one of the Leveson inquiry, the British public hoped briefly that the media would be held accountable for their actions. The second part of the Leveson inquiry into press ethics and culture was something that the certain sections of the press would very much wish to avoid.

The Tories have granted their wish.

Repeal Section 40

Section 40 refers to the obligation placed on newspapers, after Leveson part 1, to submit to an approved regulator. If they failed to do this, then they could be forced to pay the costs of complainants in lawsuits even…

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