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Law to regulate UK press: PM Cameron against; Clegg and Miliband in favour

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Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the idea of a law to regulate the British press risking a split in his government after an inquiry advised legal backing for a watchdog to police the sometimes outrageous conduct of newspapers Read full article

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  • emerald

    R.Murdoch

    where are you ** ??

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Censorship!
    Dictatorship!
    The beginning of the end for UK's civil liberties!
    The end of the beginning of GB's new indoctrination system!
    Geeeeeeeee....... I'm beginning to sound as the Turnipsw in here ;-)

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • emerald

    I am very hopeful to read “ Clarin ” comments here again.

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    2 Think

    Congratulations Think!!!!! I can not help but wonder at the irony in your choice of username. Normally it's the parents who give their child the name of “Angel” and “Sunbeam” etc, etc, etc when you know full well that the kid is a little toerag and a mean little s**t as well...... with that in mind your username is a perfect choice.

    Always the first with the WRONG answer!!! That must be an awesome responsibility

    Back on topic.......

    “the press had at times “wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people” and was sometimes guilty of “outrageous” behaviour”

    We should enter Lord Justice Brian Leveson on mastermind you know....... and his specialist subject can be “The bl**ding obvious”

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @2 wtf? do engage your brain before spouting sh*t???
    do you even know the background and the reason how this has even come about?, let me enlighten you a media group owned by rupert murdoch decided in all its wisdom to hack the mobile phone of a murdered child giving hope to the parents that she was still alive, also the parents of a missing child maddy and thousands of others all CRIMINAL acts, when the press breaks the law in such a terrible way the media has to be held to account which has massive public applause, and i agree the press should be regulated more to stop hanus breaches of privacy that is NOT in the publics interest.

    so Think tell me this would you be happy for a media group to believe they are untouchable enough to the point of hacking your daughters phone when she is missing, making you believe she is still alive when in reality she is dead in some gutter, just for a quick story??? thought not....

    your censorship & dictatorship jibe is just opportunistic baseless rhetoric and so far from the truth, its not like any opposing media to the UK government is being force to change ownership to a more favorable owner, now is it?? unlike some Arg media.

    ask Argentinas Clarin media about dictatorship and censorship :)))) .......cabbage!

    CLARIN the only real opposition voice is being forced by Crustina to sell to Arg government friendly buyer, now thats dictorship for you dont you “think”,
    correct me if im wrong at any point think???

    if you believe Uk is heading for dictatorship and censorship then you must have plenty to say about Crustinas regime and her CLARIN harrassment, at least UKs minimial regulating is brought about by overwheling public pressure and not by Arg governments own interests!!!

    Milly dowler............McCanns........remember there names troll when you next spout crap! ;-)

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus The 2nd

    You can't institute censorship in a society that already is told whatever their leaders and bankers want to tell them.

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @6 i agree, and when argentinas government realizes what it is doing is non democratic the better, here in the UK our democratic media slates everyone especially leaders and banks , and rightly so, nobody is safe not even murdered children, glad this decision was made its not as if it was political choice like Crustinas Agenda with Clarin is it??
    this regulation is based on human rights and morals heavily supported by the public and not of one persons political vendetta!

    But please nostril tell us about CLARIN and what Crustina is trying to do ?? :)))

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 02:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus The 2nd

    hahahahahaha. UK and democratic media... can't make this stuff up.

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 03:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Law to regulate UK press? :-)))

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 05:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Law to prevent further incidents like the Milly Dowler case. Look it up!

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 06:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @9

    No we leave that sort of stuff to you argies

    Cristina Fernandez censors television program; former CNN reporter privileged witness
    http://en.mercopress.com/2012/03/15/cristina-fernandez-censors-television-program-former-cnn-reporter-privileged-witness

    And we don’t go down this line cos the papers say nasty things to our leaders
    http://en.mercopress.com/2012/03/15/cristina-fernandez-censors-television-program-former-cnn-reporter-privileged-witness

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Best Selling book in the UK.....

    ”How to Kill the Free British Press (in two easy steps) - For Dummies”
    1) Get a couple of young British female gingers murdered....
    2) That's it....

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    What a crass posting. Advocating the murder of young women.

    crass (krs)
    adj. crass·er, crass·est
    So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Think getting nasty again? his Farmers must be playing him up,too much talking out of it, me thinks

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    It is simply a counterbalance, the press have gone too far the wrong way and the balance is needed to bring them back

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Am against new legislation, the laws the press breached in the phone hacking and libel scandals (joanne Yates Landlord) are already in place and punishable by criminal conviction or civil conviction. Whats would any new law really achieve, the, what really needs to be done is for the press to be brought back to rights each time they breach the law and jornalist themselves made to face court! The laws are already there in place, they apply to all of us even the press! All this new legislation will do is create a two tier system, one for the press and one for the rest of us and i see abosolutely no benefit in that at all, i see only the oppurtunity for it to be abused by those in poweer to hide what they do not want us to know, by scaring journalists and the press into not printing it through fear!

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @

    Excuses and more excuses the Brits want to silence the press by pressing them with the threat of govt. regulation.

    They don’t want to see bad news on Brit independent press especially about fellow bankers ripping off money from UK taxpayers.

    KaMoron is a cynic who ordered the inquisition first and now he is showing himself as a libertarian lover of the free press.

    Another stunt case just for British masses while cuts are being implemented at double speed in falling UK.


    Meanwhile foreign office working as usual implementing plans against Argentina

    Bloody bastards...
    http://s7.postimage.org/e5h90maej/foreign_office_uk.jpg

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    16 Teaboy2

    Yes but how many “investigations” did Scotland Yard conduct into the phone hacking scandal? 2 or 3? How many people have been arrested AND CHARGED over phone hacking?

    The press needs regulating, there already IS a 2 tier system, there is the press that can do what it likes and then there is there rest of us. whatever regulations / watchdogs the press have had to answer to in the passed have either :-

    a/ Not worked

    or

    b/ Not been doing their jobs properly

    Don't get me started on the Camer-moron and his failures..... I haven't got enough space to list them all here, but I will say this....... We have paid for this enquiry. It was taxpayers money that paid for it.

    Lord Justice Brian Leveson has presented his report WHICH the government ASKED for. During this case, statements of wrong doing, serious wrong doing, were heard by all...... and if Piers Morgan was telling the truth when he gave evidence then I'll eat a plaster goose.

    If you are then not going to act on the recommendations in this report ( paid by us, requested by Parliment ) then why bother at all?

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You Brutish Turnips in here are sooo brainwashed......

    You are constantly banging about principles, events and occurrences you obviously don't have a clue about as, for example….:

    The Freedom of the Press in Argentina……
    The Self-Determination rights of some British Squatting Individuals in the South Atlantic…..

    The current Levenson Report and the British Palestine Vote in the UN clearly demostrate the Masterly Doublespeak of the British Government….

    And..... As I just said in a previous post……:
    A relative “common occurrence” as the murder of a pair of young female gingers during the last decade or so (Duly processed by the Tabloid Pres and avidly consumed by the public) is enough excuse, for you British Turnips, to throw the principle of Freedom of the Press out of the window……

    Brainwash anybody?

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Think.

    For me this is all about how the press obtains its information, not how or what it publishes, there are laws for that already, libel and defamation.

    In the Milly DOWLER case, an agent acting on their behalf, hacked and cleared the inbox on her missing mobile phone. Giving her parents hope, where there was none, that she was still alive! That is dispicable behaviour beyond contempt and that is only one instance we know about.
    They clearly can not be trusted to self regulate their investigative behaviour,
    so it is time that body, with teeth, regualtes their behaviour for them.

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (20) reality check

    Are you telling me all this because you “Think” I don't know the facts about those two specific cases?

    Are you telling me all this because you “Think” I don't know and agree with the Levensor Report contents?

    Please.....Tell me about something I don't know.....:

    Tell me about what you “REALLY KNOW” about the Freedom of the Press in Argentina……

    Tell me about what you “REALLY KNOW” about the Self-Determination rights of some British Squatting Individuals in the South Atlantic…..

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @18 But whos to blame for letting them get away with! The police for not investigating, or the goevernment who receives substantial donors from those who own the press - The laws cover the action of the press too, so why were they not been fully enforced, why where the press allowed to get away with so long without the law being used to bring them down to earth, thats the real question!

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    @6 So did our leaders want us to be told about their expenses scandal ?

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @21
    No, I am telling you this to explain my stance on the question of press regulation in this country.
    As for Freedom of press in RG land and self determionation, stick to the subject matter of this story, It's nothing to do with those subjects.
    @22
    Exactly and when this has all blown over, we will be back where we were before the enquiry, unless steps are taken. Bugging, hacking, interception and theft of mail, impersination, long lense photography into private areas, etc,etc, etc.

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Arg trolls one word: CLARIN :)

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    21 Think

    “Please.....Tell me about something I don't know.....:”

    Ok..

    1/ You don't know fully, what you “Think” you know.

    2/ KFC and cronies are BAD for Argentina

    3/ “The Self-Determination rights of some British Squatting Individuals in the South Atlantic…..” The Falkland Islands are British

    and NO, you don't know all the facts about those two specific cases? Otherwise you wouldn't disagree with us about them.

    Oh think, think!! Your posts are confused and out of touch that I bet you don't even know what your point is.......... what do you say about now? oh yeah... Chuckle, chuckle.........

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    So Cameron sets up this inquiry that sits for a year and a half and all the justified outrage at Murdoch' phone hacking is put on ice during it, it costs the taxpayer a lot of the money that Cameron the cutter keeps saying we don't have, it comes out with a report and recommendations at the modest end of the criticism of the press that it could make, the bl**ding obvious indeed, and Cameron immediately announces he won't do as it advises. A bit of a waste, huh?!

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 02:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Now Liberty get on board, you guessed it, the recommendations of the report would breach the Human Rights Act. How does stopping some scum bag journalist from hacking my mobile phone or computer, breach his fucking human rights!!!!!! Unfucking believable!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We signed up to act to prevent detention without law and trial, torture etc, etc and now it has been totally misused by the PC brigade, get rid of it, repeal it. Replace it with something it was intended to be.

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    If the press can voluntarily agree to operate a clean business why are they so opposed to the agreement being enshrined in law.They will then have a level playing field and not create a situation were the big corporations,with well financed legal departments can bend the rules or pay the consequences of a failure.

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (28)reality check

    You say:
    “We signed up to act to prevent detention without law and trial, torture etc, etc and now it has been totally misused by the PC brigade, get rid of it, repeal it. Replace it with something it was intended to be.”

    I say:
    You mean...... Like the Right of Self-Determination of Peoples?
    Which we signed to help those peoples opressed by Colonial Squatters; not the Colonial Squatters themselves....

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    WTFKMA
    UN charter = EU Legislation, Not!

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    Think

    Any truth in the following ?

    www.lanacion.com.ar/1523451-el-peligro-de-la-campora

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @17 Be honest. You can't read, can you?
    @19 What “Freedom of the Press in Argentina……”? Strange how you come to a site published in Uruguay.
    @21 “Tell me about what you “REALLY KNOW” about the Freedom of the Press in Argentina……” Why are you coming to a site published in Uruguay? Why is your “government” constantly interfering in the press and other media? Why does CFK constantly take over the media for boring hours of screeching? If you've got a “free press” why do economists who publish the TRUE facts about the argie economy get banned, prosecuted and fined? Why does your “free press” publish so many untruths?

    “Tell me about what you “REALLY KNOW” about the Self-Determination rights of some British Squatting Individuals in the South Atlantic…..”
    That's easy. There are NO “British Squatting Individuals in the South Atlantic…..” On the other hand, there ARE over 40 million delusional genocidal war criminals on the east coast of South America. But it's not a problem. They are “under control”. Economically, they are impotent. And they know what would happen to them if they tried anything “forceful”.

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    Think
    another article for your comments or any other Argentinian poster.

    http://www.clarin.com/politica/Gobierno-ocupa-debe-problemas_0_821317918.html

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (32) agent999
    Any truth in the following ?
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4676679/Kelly-Brook-has-got-perfect-body-say-girls.html

    (34) agent999
    Another article for your comments or any other British poster.
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4676679/Kelly-Brook-has-got-perfect-body-say-girls.html

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    22 Teaboy2

    “But whos to blame for letting them get away with it”
    I think you've missed the point here.... There should be no “Getting away with it” It shouldn't have happened in the first place. The fact that they did “Get away with it” means that whatever controls were put in place did not do their job properly.

    To illustrate my point about the “One law for one and one law for another” did you know that The Sun printed how many days it would be until Emma Watson's 16th Birthday?

    To say that I was shocked and revolted by this was an understatement. Who could possibily be interested in that? Unless you are a pervert. Regulation of the press needs to happen. End of

    27 British_Kirchnerist

    Exactly, proof that Came-moron ( If any proof were needed ) is a big girls blouse / a wet one / a sheep in wolf's clothing.

    28 reality check

    Couldn't agree with you more

    Dec 02nd, 2012 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    NO democracy
    NO division of power
    NO written constitution
    NO choice to vote for the head of the state
    NO money
    NO army
    No carriers
    NO jobs
    NO Hope
    NO freedom of expression or free media

    Can be any worse?

    Yes of course and coming soon...

    Ca

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 03:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    DB

    You forgot one.

    NO ARGENTINE SOVERIEGNTY.

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    And no future

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Four words: Freedom of press index. All of you go away, see where your countries stand, come back, then engage mouth more appropriately.

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #37 daniella.....do speak so bleakly of argentina....her master....Dilma, will be handing out hoes to all the good little farmers in Argentina.

    In case you were referring to the UK, here is an interesting site for ALL you chicas the read back at the lam in la campora

    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/british_constitution.htm

    I have a question daniella, where you genetically prone to stupidity or did you have to study for it at the camp? Do they have you wear little brown uniforms?

    It really is not true that if you say it and wish it, it will come true.....I know...asslips is still breathing and so are her court jesters posting almost everyday.

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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