Press regulation

A feral, all-powerful press? The Whittingdale story disproves that

16 April 2016 9:00 am

For weeks, Westminster has been full of rumours about the private life of a certain cabinet member. It was said…

Ipso: a great new way for bullies to muzzle the press

6 June 2015 9:00 am

One of the fundamental principles of English common law is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And rightly so,…

Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Beyond the law Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates…

Since when has Steve Coogan stood against censorship?

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Why is Index on Censorship cosying up to the tribune of Hacked Off?

Spectator letters: Bereaved parents against press regulation, and a defence of Tony Benn

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why we need a free press Sir: As bereaved parents and (to borrow from some signatories of last week’s advertisement)…

Billy Bragg's diary: The right does not own freedom

12 October 2013 9:00 am

A great night to be in Pittsburgh. The local baseball team, the Pirates, were attempting to reach their first play-offs…

Diary

23 March 2013 9:00 am

I learned on Wednesday that a row is exploding over freedom of the press … in Australia. Surely some mistake.…

The Spectator’s Notes

23 March 2013 9:00 am

There is supposed to be a Leveson Part II, although everyone has forgotten about it. As well as telling him…

Why The Spectator won’t sign the Royal Charter

23 March 2013 9:00 am

The Royal Charter gives politicians the power to decide what qualifies as acceptable journalism. They are the wrong people for the job

Blonde ambition

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Seems a little weird to be rabbiting about sport at a time when a malign confederacy of sanctimonious do-gooders, vengeful…