The Spectator

All together now | 1 November 2012

<em>Spectator</em> editors and writers past and present unite against statutory press regulation

Fraser Nelson

British politicians have long dreamt of regulating the press, but have always been hampered by the basic point that the press isn’t theirs to regulate. Only now, with the industry on its knees, do the enemies of press freedom feel able to strike. Their hope is to appoint a press watchdog who would stand well back at first, but be able to tighten the screws if need be.

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