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You might just be saying to yourself, well I've got bigger things to worry about than Harry and Meghan. You would be wrong. It's about you. These papers will treat you like they treat them. Their mission is to divide and sow hate. If it takes royalty to stop them, so be it... 1/6
If the country is divided by Brexit, these papers did it. More than any other group – more even than politicians – they are responsible. They make perfectly normal people hate the poor, Muslims, foreigners, trans people, women, black people and, yes, a princess... 2/6
They lie, they distort, they fabricate. And they are normally totally unaccountable. They have bent the law their way. They regulate themselves. They cover up for each other. The Guardian, the BBC, ITV will never call them out. So if it takes a royal lawsuit... 3/6
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BBC Business Editor Simon Jack investigates why the Government capitulated to rich press barons and closed down the Leveson inquiry in this fantastic documentary ‘The Press, the Police, the Politicians and Their Public’.
Listen and share here:
bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0… #Leveson2
#Leveson2 would have investigated senior news executives and alleged corrupt relationships between the police, politicians and the press. We know extensive criminal activity occurred at some of our most powerful newspapers, yet NOT A SINGLE EXECUTIVE has been held accountable.
"An awful lot of dirty linen remains unwashed in public, and some newspaper owners have paid hundreds of millions of pounds to keep it that way" Hacked Off are committed to pursuing every avenue to obtain the justice victims were promised, and to see the completion of #Leveson2
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Brief personal thread on the role of #Leveson2 and some rather offbeat observations on why it's so important.
1. I got involved in this saga about 7 years ago having written about monopoly problems on my home turf - TV drama. I had little antipathy or feelings about the British press at that point. I just accepted privacy intrusion and obvious bias as a 'state of nature'
2. At that point I thought phone hacking was something that affected a few celebs. As for 'press regulation' - the words struck me as an ideal cure for insomnia or prophylactic on a date. Then came Leveson, the phone hacking trial, Daniel Morgan and my eyes were opened.
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1. What follows is a brief list, from memory, about what @BInvestigates and @Byline_Media has revealed in the last couple of years.
2. Star Murdoch journalist Mazher Mahmood perverted the course of justice, used phone hacking and was trained by the suspects in the Daniel Morgan Murder
3. News of the World admitted they used email hacking to target the undercover informants. They also targeted investigators working on the Daniel Morgan Murder
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