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    Default Press regulation in the UK

    I'm surprised there doesn't seem to be a thread on this. There is a debate in the Commons right now about sweeping new press regulations. Cameron wants the rules made law directly by a Royal Charter - which is basically by order of the Queen.

    Does anyone know why he doesn't want a Parliamentary law?

    Royal charter deal on post-Leveson press regulation: Politics live blog | Politics | guardian.co.uk

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    Cameron says he objected to a legislative approach for reasons of necessity, practicality and principle.

    There was a risk that the press would not comply with statutory legislation, he says.

    An MP asks Cameron to accept that his proposals will require legislation.

    Cameron says it will require two modest bits of legislation.
    Can anyone explain that statement?

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    very few buy newspaper any more, so one one cares .

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    Miliband says:

    He says those complaining about the new system should remember that similar press regulation applies in Ireland.
    So they've modeled their new law on Irish law? Is that a first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    very few buy newspaper any more, so one one cares .
    About 20% of the UK population buy a newspaper every day. 10 million people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Miliband says:



    So they've modeled their new law on Irish law? Is that a first?
    Smoking laws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Smoking laws?
    True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    About 20% of the UK population buy a newspaper every day. 10 million people.
    Maybe so, but would you call The Sun a newspaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    Maybe so, but would you call The Sun a newspaper.
    The laws being rushed though in the UK today cover the Sun, so it is probably a newspaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    The laws being rushed though in the UK today cover the Sun, so it is probably a newspaper.
    Yea right, have we the same laws here yet.

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