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Press regulation deal hailed by Labour after last-ditch talks | Media | guardian.co.uk

It appears, according to a No 10 source, that Labour has conceded on the ownership of the press code committee and on the idea of a general purpose clause that would allow the recognition committee to rule that the regulator had failed. There had been concerns that newspapers were going to be able to write their own press code, even if it was to be interpreted by a regulator largely consisting of non-newspaper representatives.

The Conservatives have conceded ground by accepting that apologies can be directed by the regulator rather than just required - seen by lawyers as a substantive difference.

If I'm reading this correctly, the press is going to be allowed to write its own regulations.

Thank you Nu Labour Lite.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 07:06:05 AM EST

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