October 8th, 2013

Miller Forcing Through State Regulation of Press

Maria Miller will publish her plans for state regulation of the press on Friday after rejecting the press’ proposal to keep politicians out of the process. To be passed by October 30th. If editors say no she is threatening to go back to the original Leveson charter. Roll on Friday…


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  1. 1
    Libertarian says:

    I think MPs deserve longer hols. 52 weeks a year at least.

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    • 3
      REALWORLDER says:

      No newspaper worthy of the name will take blind bit of notice, we do not want an EU style press!

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    • 12
      David Davies says:

      Some people may actually be influenced by the argument that a UKIP vote at the 2015 election will put Liarboir into Downing Street. Maybe it will. You can’t keep Tweedledumburg out without putting Tweedledumber in. Perhaps we need a system for not voting for a government, the performance we have seen since the war says we are better off without them.

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  2. 2
    any old crap says:

    Thought they already state regulation, we don’t get any real news and what we get is laughingly called news, haven’t bought a newspaper for years so I really couldn’t give a toss, Sky and bBBC you can’t call real news , if you want news you have to go on the internet.

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    • 31
      PC Dixon says:

      So here we have David Cameron’s Conservative Government trying to bring in State Control of our Free Press. The US Press are looking on in disbelief.

      I was beginning to think maybe Cameron was beginning to see some sense at last but I was wrong and this has just given UKIP a few more thousand votes – Whats wrong with the man.

      As for Miller – what a waste of space.

      I do hope that our Press will tell Cameron and Miller just were to stuff their press regulation.

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      • 36
        Lord Ariadaeus says:

        Miller is a waste of human life. It would lovely if she fell under a bus.

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        • 43
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          She is the worst kind of hectoring, nannying Tory matron.

          A real fcking pain in the a*se.

          If all the papers refuse to sign up what the fuck is she going to do – close them all down?

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          • No Fear says:

            I seem to remember an editor at a commons committee meeting saying something along the lines (with poetic licence) of ‘I am here because I have to be by law. And if you pompously think me and my paper give a monkeys about what you think you are wrong’. He then proceeded to rubbish everything the MPs had to say.
            I also seem to remember it was not well covered by the bbbc.

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          • walking into the darkness says:

            this is all about an EU plan to have press uniformity across the EU, Millie Dowler to Hugh Grant were just unwitting steps in the process to Leveson which in turn now leads to this awful person Miller.

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  3. 4
    No probs. says:

    All the more for here. Stats will go through the roof.

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  4. 5
    John Lyon CB says:

    I believe that during my time as Parliamentary Standards Commisioner, I broke all records for doing the least work for the highest pay for the shortest hours.

    How bad can that be!! You really, really do not need press freedom with people like me and my successor around, now what was her name?

    Onwards and upwards, what!

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  5. 6
    mraemiller says:

    Argument 1,000,001 why this is a bad idea
    Rufus Hound thinks it is a good idea

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  6. 7
    Blowing Whistles says:

    And where in all of the flim flam, drivel, legelese and blatherings of this lies The Public Interest?

    Is it not beyond time now that those who present themselves publicly as the masters [The politician classes] over the public were given a good slap down and forced to acknowledge that they the politicians are in fact the slaves of the public ?

    Shouldn’t m’learned friends be listening too?

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    • 68
      A plague on them all says:

      Nothing much will happen after all the shouting and posturing, those that run the press know too much about politicians’ ‘little bits of naughty’. So nobody wants to rock the boat too much, this pantomime is for public consumption, one or two sacrifices (Brookes, Coulson etc) may be ‘thrown to the lions’, which may be a treat in itself, but little will change, despite the millions m’learned friends will have pocketed during the course of the Leveson show and will make from the forthcoming trials. Leveson, as entertaining as it was at times, has solved nothing. The newspapers in any case, are becoming less and less relevant to most normal, ordinary peoples’. ‘Freedom, regulation’, the metropolitan chattering classes, may well be intensely interested, but for the rest of us, more pressing and real events rightly concern us.

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    • 69
      A plague on them all says:

      Nothing much will happen after all the shouting and posturing, those that run the press know too much about politicians’ ‘little bits of naughty’. So nobody wants to rock the boat too much, this pantomime is for public consumption, one or two sacrifices (Brookes, Coulson etc) may be ‘thrown to the lions’, which may be a treat in itself, but little will change, despite the millions m’learned friends will have pocketed during the course of the Leveson show and will make from the forthcoming trials. Leveson, as entertaining as it was at times, has solved nothing. The newspapers in any case, are becoming less and less relevant to most normal, ordinary people. ‘Freedom, regulation’, the metropolitan chattering classes, may well be intensely interested, but for the rest of us, more pressing and real events rightly concern us.

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  7. 8

    Free Press. Free Speech. Free Blogs and yessssssssss Free Beer!

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  8. 9
    maggie the dog says:

    Hope they regulate the propergander wing of the labour party i.e the BBC

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    • 18
      Casual Observer 3 says:

      The broadcasters are already regulated by O’FCOM.

      Seeing now why regulation of press is perhaps not in the public’s interests ?

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      • 37
        Blowing Whistles says:

        O’FCOM – came into being under very dubious circumstances when the Labour Party were in thrall to Rupe and his men. The issue of the le galite of OF’COM
        coming into being – has been a matter of ‘Public controversy’ for several years. Have you forgotten that CO3?

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  9. 11
    dustybloke says:

    State regulation of the press

    State funding of Lib Lab Con Green

    State spending 53% of all our income

    State involvement in everything you do.

    Thank God for a Tory government!

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  10. 15
    Blowing Whistles says:

    So Norman the Baked is in the team – indeed.

    Could there be a Norman M email paper trail hanging around from the darker days of the reign of terror about the man found in the woods?

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  11. 17
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Please demod BW of that 6:11 pm one?

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  12. 19
    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    Has any decision been taken about the £60k she claimed in rent for a house her parents lived in or is it going to be swept under the carpet or will she plead the Laws defense or plead the Moran defense.

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  13. 20
    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    Levenson will go down as Dave’s biggest disaster. Instead of ordering the enquiry he should have asked ” Who blocked the original phone hacking investigation in the first place” – suspect you wouldn’t need to look any further than Blair and Campbell.

    All the phone hackers are being prosecuted under exsiting laws so why the need for any enquiry in the first place.

    We are now going to have our press regulated by a posh actor who gets his sexual gratifiacation in a public toilet

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    • 54
      Devine Brown says:

      No, he gets his sexual gratification from a steet prostitute sucking him off in a car parked at the side of the road

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    • 56
      V. Hafde-Solyushun says:

      No, not posh – just useless and stereotyped as a complete tit. Maybe that is his real character and he is not in fact acting at all!

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  14. 21
    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    Murdoch will never forgive Cameron for Levenson – he will have his revenge and it is a dish he will eat very cold.

    The whole enquiry was a joke with Levenson ignoring evidence that Law firms and insurance companies were regulary hacking phones.

    To top it all off two of the lawyers on opposite sides were shagging each other and a so called impartial judge ignores all this.

    If Levenson had been in place the expenses scandal would never been exposed; a curse on all politicians houses.

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    • 57
      V. Hafde-Solyushun says:

      Oh, it probably would, but maybe not in the newspapers. There are several other outlets for news distribution.

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  15. 22
    Sunny Jim says:

    Stupid mare, playing right into the hands of the Left, who would LOVE to gag the Press.

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  16. 23
    Penfold says:

    Ah, roll on the Daily Izvestia with all the news that is deemed fit to be published.

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  17. 24
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    I hope the newspapers regret covering up all these years for the LibLabCon traitors.

    Time for all newspapers to come out in favour of UKIP, like the Daily Express, and expose all the dirty secrets of the LibLabCon over the years.

    Remember vote early,vote often,vote UKIP :-)

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    • 25
      Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

      Agree – look at the things they covered up

      Simon Hughes’ sexuality when he openly campaigned against gays during his initial Bermondsey election

      Liam Fox’s sexuality

      Hague sharing a room with his aid

      Kennedy’s drunkeness

      Michael Foot’s regular meetings with the KGB

      Brown’s bullying

      Please add to the list

      The press should let them have it full bore and expose them for the hypocrites that they are

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  18. 26
    I love seeing Merdi Hasan getting annihilated on Twitter says:

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      Tom Catesbyl says:

      I recall recently reading about a number of criminal cases’ of members of the’religion of peace’, maintaining their ‘moral high ground’ and presumably giving the rest of us non muslim ‘animals’, a master class in decent and civilised living when they were imprisoned for sexually abusing underaged girls. Allah Ahkbar, Mehdi!

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  19. 27
    I love seeing Merdi Hasan getting annihilated on Twitter says:

    http://twitter.com/juliusmandrake/status/387532216709836800

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  20. 28
    I love seeing Merdi Hasan getting annihilated on Twitter says:

    Merdi Hasan’t twitter timeline is hilarious. He’s got only one reply to anyone who mentions he called non-muslims cattle: “Yawn”. Yep, epic debating skills right there, Merdi!

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  21. 29
    At least they know how to spell Diane's name, you utter fuckwit says:

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    • 32
      PC Dixon says:

      Bless you Jasmin – daft as usual

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      • 33
        Anonymous says:

        I thought it was Red Ed that sacked her,not the so called right whoever that is. I like Diane – chump that she is. Why is Red Ed not getting rid of that overeseer of the killing fields of Mid Staffs Hospital?

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    • 35
      Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

      Jasmin – Diane may have got to the Right but she and labour didn’t get too her constituents. Labour in power for over 40 years in Hackney but still major problems with inner city poverty,health, crime, poor educational standards particularly for young males, kebab shops on every corner etc ect

      But this was never a problem for her as she sent her son to a private school.

      She came out in favour of the rioters summer before last when it turns out Duggan and most of the rioters were career criminals. The rioters were so stupid they tried to destroy their own communities.

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      • 41
        Rob says:

        Hackney is about 3 miles from the City of London. It is fucking incredible that it can be a deprived shithole.

        Also – a couple of centuries ago, in fact less, Hackney was very upmarket indeed. Most of the inhabitants would have sent their children to fee paying schools, not the tiny minority that does so now (guess who?).

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    • 38
      Lord Ariadaeus says:

      All the darkies stick together. Misanthropy is what binds them.

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    • 40
      Rob says:

      Plus she also sent her child to an expensive private school in The Hated Land, though not Eton, of course, as the oppressed refugee from Uganda had to.

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  22. 34
    Dianne Fatbutt says:

    White Maria for Miller !

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  23. 39
    Blowing Whistles says:

    On CH4 ne.ws – The Leveson matter reared its ugly head.

    The interview with PE’s Heaslpooy boiled down to a spat between the press and the politicians …

    Where lies The Public In.terest in all of this – that a mere member of the British Public must have some form of redress against them [public] being done over by politicians and the media who con.spire to silen.ce members of the British Public from speaking out at having been skrewed over by them Press/politicians?

    Doesn’t a Public Controversy have to be dealt with in public?

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  24. 42
    Great Granddad says:

    Have I got this right? We are going to have Pravda on one side with a free internet on the other? Mainstream press closes down and the Pravda propaganda sheet is given away free outside pubs? New tax follows to pay benefits to those journalists who cannot find jobs on the web? Guardianista, Indy, and BBC journos are welcomed with open arms by Pravda? Big hike in Beeb licence fee to fund ‘extra responsibilities’ for the ‘impartial’ dissemination of all the news fit for me to hear? Quick Great Grandmama, I need my pills.

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  25. 45
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Note for the Public – Recently and published into the public domain Rolf Harris attended a bail hearing. He was asked to enter the dock in the committal hearing and initially attempted to not enter the dock – but he did. The case was then committed to a Crown Court for trial next year.

    Please note that he had to be in the dock for the case to be committed to the Crown Court. Please note this comment on Tuesday 8th October 2013 – its importance will be revealed in due course.

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  26. 47
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I have been reliably informed that IPSA [or some other similar sounding polling firm] have been making telephone calls asking members of the public what they think about press regulation in light of the Leveson matter.

    When asked their views about this ‘BBC sponsored’ poll the person questioned – queried the impartiality of the BBC and of its overt bias which has been greatly noticed by the public. The caller rang off saying that they might call the person back.

    Do the BBC – damned well need a good clear out of their Common Purpose graduates acting / leading beyond authority and the law?

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  27. 48
    Milton says:

    Why does this dimwitted person call herself a conservative?

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  28. 49
    Archie says:

    Come on editors – print and be damned. It’s a bit rich when MPs take the moral high ground when so many of them are as bent as the proverbial weather forecaster’s left elbow. We need you to protect us from these shysters.

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  29. 50
    Bigtime Friend of the Earth says:

    You have no idea what a pushover Cameron’s lot are. The LibDems can’t stop laughing.

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  30. 51
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Is Robert Syms a crook; is he as crook as Sir John Buterfill and aren’t there equal and opposite crooks in the Labour and Lib Dem parties? Do they cancel each other out – in their eyes?

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  31. 52
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The Left and the Right politically – have clearly defined their extremist values in the press over the past few weeks.

    They are the disgrace that is the political system – and not the British public in general whom they ‘despicably hide behind.

    Rompy in No 10 – giving out new orders eh – Bastards all of ‘em all in it together and contrary to the public interest.

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  32. 53
    JOHN REID (finger on the pulse of british politics) says:

    All the editors have to do is put a blanket ban on all political reporting
    These bastards wouldn’t be able to exist without getting their poxy faces in the papers , and would soon cave in

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    • 60
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Actually all they have to do is refuse to sign up en masse – what’s Miller going to do? Shut them all down?

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  33. 59
    Trotsky's Ice Pick says:

    Welcome to Nazi Britain – Papers PLEASE! but of course only the ones we allow……

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  34. 61
    Bought it on yourselves says:

    If Milly Dowler’s mobile wasn’t hacked none of this would heppening

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  35. 62
    PUPPET MASTER says:

    The press must have the real dirt?
    Know what I mean?
    Publish the lot on Saturday.
    All of it.

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