MPs must vote against backdoor threat to local papers

A couple of weeks ago, the House of Lords did something astonishing.
They used an entirely unrelated Bill on data protection to sneak through an amendment that could threaten the existence of many local newspapers. Now elected MPs need to protect the work of the local press – and local democracy – by undoing the work of unelected peers.
We need them to vote down this harmful, backdoor threat to local and regional papers like the one you are reading. Which is why I am writing direct to our readers today, to encourage you to make your views known to your MP and ensure we continue to have a... read more

 
11 February 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 29
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