Press companies ask Supreme Court to ensure only millionaires can sue them – Brian Cathcart

30 01 2017

Press on SaleSometimes, even after all these years of press lies and hypocrisy, the shamelessness of the big British newspaper companies can still take the breath away. Last week lawyers for the Murdoch, Mirror and Mail papers complained to the Supreme Court that costs in some media cases amounted to a ‘legal casino’ in which the bills could be so high that there was a ‘chilling effect’ on journalism. As a result, they argued, freedom of expression was endangered. Read the rest of this entry »





Theresa May, the press and a lesson from history – Brian Cathcart

29 01 2017

baldwinOne of the decisions that Theresa May must make in the next few weeks will define her as a prime minister – and it is not about Brexit. The fateful choice before her is between, on the one hand, standing up to the corporate national newspapers and becoming a political leader in her own right, and on the other, accepting that, for as long as they allow her to remain in Downing Street, she must be their doormat. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 6: The Public Benefits of Section 40 – Brian Cathcart

11 01 2017

LevesonThis is the sixth part of a response to the government consultation which concluded today.  It deals with the benefits of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 for the public and the press. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 5: The Public Benefits of Section 40 – Brian Cathcart

10 01 2017

presentation1-1This is the fifth part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 4: Press Freedom and Charter Regulation – Brian Cathcart

10 01 2017

prpThis is the fourth part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 3: The State of Press Regulation – Brian Cathcart

9 01 2017

IPSOVSPCCThis is the third part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 2: The Falsehood that “much has changed” – Brian Cathcart

8 01 2017

Leveson.jpgThis is the second part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »