Huge costs threat to your free press
The phone hacking scandal which engulfed the News of the World shocked the nation.
But the subsequent inquiry entirely exonerated the local press and said newspapers like this one should not be penalised by any processes designed to prevent a repeat.
How laughable that promise now seems.
Although we have willingly signed up to the toughest independent regulation through IPSO - which rightly consumes an enormous amount of journalists' time whenever a complaint is made - it seems politicians are still not satisfied.
Under the Crime and Courts Act of 2013, we are already liable for exemplary... read more
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