Is there a better argument against state regulation of the press than the last politician to be jailed after newspapers exposed his criminality coming out and backing it? Huhne’s latest rehab rambling in the Guardian reads like a spoof:
“What’s all the fuss about the royal charter meaning the end of press freedom? The royal charter doesn’t establish any regulation of the press – but the fourth estate still needs urgently to re-establish credibility… If the Sun could not make up fictional stories when accuracy is too boring, time-consuming or costly, how would it make money?”
Huhne moralising about people “making up fictional stories”. Another reason to bring up those famous words again:
“What I want to say is these allegations are simply incorrect, they’ve been made before and they’ve been shown to be untrue, and I very much welcome the referral to the police as it will draw a line under the matter.”
Credibility has never really been Huhne’s strong point.