09 Dec 2012
December 9, 2012

The media most MPs really fear

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Just a quickie, this, because it’s so obvious.  Yet even though it’s obvious, it it’s still a funny wee thought at this special time (i.e. post-Leveson report, not the run up to Christmas) and, what’s more, I’ve never read anyone else say it. What? OK, I’m getting there.  There’s layers upon layers of discussion and.. read more →

03 Dec 2012
December 3, 2012

Our super, unpoliticised Great and Good

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The Guardian’s editorial this morning proposes,  I think, that it should be possible to put together an acceptable way of appointing the PCC-successor which excludes both legislation and OFCOM.  I agree with that, but that hardly matters as I’m an elected MP.  And everyone knows that MPs are only concerned about keeping their jobs at.. read more →

01 Dec 2012
December 1, 2012

Leveson

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Earlier this year, I sat as a member of the UK Houses of Parliament Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions.  It was set up around the same time as Lord Justice Leveson began his inquiry, although had a narrower remit.  We took evidence from media professionals, judges, lawyers and  other interested parties such as Hugh.. read more →