February 12th, 2013

READ: The Draft Royal Charter Plan Has Just Been Published

It can be changed by two thirds of Parliament.

UPDATE:

It seems the Tories want to try to regulate Guido:

“relevant publisher” means a person (other than a broadcaster) who publishes in the United Kingdom: a. a newspaper or magazine containing news-related material, or b. a website containing news-related material (whether or not related to a newspaper or magazine)”


18 Comments

  1. 1
    We are only doing what Lupert wants says:

    Wankers!

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    • 5
      This blog became shit when Carry Hole took over says:

      “The draft Royal Charter”

      Am I alone is misreading that as “The daft Royal Charter”?

      (Eight attempts to get this highly controversíal comm/ent passed the m-o/d-b /ot – Cárry Hóle, you really are total c**t).

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  2. 2
    Groucho says:

    Where’s the sanity clause?

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  3. 3
    Casual Observer says:

    Royal Charter means nothing: Look at the EU funded BBC.

    If it goes through no more should the UK press be looked at. Simples.

    Even now you get more relevant and accurate information abroad.

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  4. 6

    Interesting, a definition of publishing that can ignore where you “publish” on the basis of having a UK target audience. Leveson’s proposals didn’t have that much mission creep.

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  5. 9
    When I was a lad I served a term as office boy to an attorney's firm... says:

    Whatever happened to a simple parliamentary majority? This ain’t the US Congress. Now what does this structure remind me of? Ah yes, The boys who put the powder on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus..

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  6. 10
    Great Granddad:Prime Minister in Waiting, New Utopia Party says:

    No mention of how (or by whom) board members are to be appointed or how they are to be removed. Divine nomination, perhaps, or me and Guido in conclave until the white smoke appears at the rooftops.

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  7. 11
    old SHEP says:

    At least two-thirds?, (to stop the Royal Charter) what kind of democracy is that!.

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  8. 12
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    And these laws will have to cover the whole wide world ?? hahahahahahahaha

    Twitter ye not wot ??

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    • 14
      old SHEP says:

      Of course, anything that has been written or published anywhere ever which might or might not upset Keith Vaz or Hugh Grant will be verboten!.

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  9. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Simple answer don’t publish in the United Kindom.

    MailOnline Guardian Online, Independant and telegraph could all just move their websites to any country in the world and publish there.

    This sort of think is a 20th Centuary politicians answer to the 21st C web world.

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  10. 17
    sadbutmadlad says:

    What’s the definition of “news”? Breaking news, gossip, what? What about companies publishing their own PR and news. Is investigative reporting news? It appears in newspapers at the moment so it must be.

    Stupid law created by stupid people for stupid reasons.

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  11. 18
    rhys wyn evans says:

    Guido, on this issue, I hope you read Matt Parris’s column last Saturday\/ \sounds like an anti-freedom-of-the-press stitich-up is underway.

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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

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