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I had a idea for the "press freedom" issue during the Leveson enquiry, and I still things it's a goer. The #KimDarroch affair brought it back to mind.

Have a read of my little thread below, and see what you think...…
So the problem is: there are sometimes good reasons for journalists to break laws or publish secrets without naming sources - for example the Expenses Scandal.

But this is clearly open to abuse.

And scurrilous journos / publishers have abused press freedom A LOT
Journalism, as we see with #KimDarroch, has the potential to cause huge harm. You can't just let it run wild; but neither can you censor it, cos that's open to abuse too.

So my idea is to introduce licences to practice journalism, just as you need a license to practice medicine.
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Those who most loudly proclaim their patriotism are most likely to betray the interests of their nation.
We made a short film about this phenomenon: #fakepatriots selling out the national interest…
#Brexit was never about independence. It was about breaking out of the EU's orbit to become a satellite of the US. Boris Johnson is not yet in office, but already he is behaving like the vizier of a vassal state, acting for the US against our interests. #KimDarroch
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