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Lord Justice Leveson and his Press Inquiry Report
Lord Leveson and his Press Inquiry Report, London, Britain – 29 Nov 2012
David Cameron has rejected the need for new laws on press regulation after Lord Justice Leveson made the case for radical reform.
The Prime Minister told MPs he accepted the principles of the judge’s 2,000-page report, in which he condemned the ‘outrageous’ actions of newspapers.
But Mr Cameron warned against a move that would ‘cross the Rubicon of writing press regulation into the law of the land’.
He spoke of his ‘serious concerns and misgivings’ about statutory underpinning – claiming it was not necessary in order to achieve Lord Justice Leveson’s aims.
His Commons statement came shortly after the judge outlined his proposals for an overhaul of press regulation in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.