David Cameron met with the editors of the Sun, the Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday in the two weeks prior to a government announcement delaying the controversial imposition of costs on the newspaper industry. Despite promising to put the victims of press abuse ahead of proprietors several times during the phone-hacking scandal, Cameron failed to meet the victims of press abuse during this time. Earlier this week, victims of press abuse including Gerry and Kate McCann, Christopher Jefferies and the Hillsborough families called on the prime minister to deliver on promises made during the phone-hacking scandal to improve press regulation. Evan Harris, executive director of Hacked Off, said the prime minister “must have forgotten his promises to the victims of his press friends’ misconduct” by “spending so much time with his old friends in the press”. Separately, John Whittingdale, the culture secretary who announced the surprise delay on October 19, held nine meetings with editors or proprietors in the six weeks prior to the announcement, including a round table with 10 senior representatives of the local newspaper industry. Whittingdale met with victims of press abuse but not until weeks after he announced the delay to proposed costs, which were […]
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