A generous 7½ out of 10 for the Prime Minister, when he could so easily have got 10.
Lord Justice has not proposed removing press freedom by legislation. He is not pointing the way across a Rubicon or advocation a return to to Licensing Act that was abandoned in 1695 to give us the free press we have now.
Lord Justice Leveson has propsed a statutory framework to underpin independent self-regulation. Professions regulate themselves under statute. No one says they are not independent and free of political control. Our democracy and constitutional monarchy operates under the rule of law? Does the Prime Minister not know this? Why shouldn’t the new independence press regulation proposed by Lord Justice Leveson also operate under the rule of law?