Paul Dacre and Leveson’s school ties won’t stop Daily Mail’s ‘freedom fight’

Paul Dacre and Leveson’s school ties won’t stop Daily Mail’s ‘freedom fight’
Paul Dacre’s Daily Mail is continuing to fight statutory press regulation, despite the editor’s old connection with Lord Justice Leveson. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
So the Daily Mail’s vituperative attack on Ed Miliband and the “evil legacy” of his father will come as little surprise to regular watchers of the paper who have seen it use every sinew in its body to prevent any statutory regulation of the press. Who can forget the dossier on Common Purpose, that “quasi-masonic nexus of the ‘people who know best'”? That came just 14 days before the publication of the Leveson report last November. Having failed to kill David Cameron’s thirst for statutory regulation at birth, Tuesday’s splenetic leader doesn’t leave any doubt that this is a late warning shot against not just Miliband, but Cameron on press regulation. As the Mail leader points out, the privy council meets next week to discuss the royal charter for the press. “If he [Miliband] crushes the freedom of the press, no doubt his father will be proud of him from beyond the grave, where he lies 12 yards from the remains of Karl Marx.” Up in the leafy suburbs of north London, the chairman of the council of University College School in Hampstead must be having canaries about former pupil, Paul Dacre. His name? Lord Justice Leveson.

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Investigative Journalist/Researcher for major media. Exposing the truth and police corruption with in UK police service.Certain forces say their motto is Honesty & Integrity One must ask is it lip service or genuinely meant. CO-OP Labour Party member questioning is the party standing for working class of Britain. Trade Union Activist & promoting diversity,community cohesion within multicultural Britain. Anti fascist speaks out against all foams of discrimination.
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