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The Guardian cheered when tabloid journalists were arrested but now laments Leveson

Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian, arrives at the Levenson enquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 17, 2012. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

QUOTE  of the year: The Guardian’s director of editorial legal services Gill Phillips was specking at the Protecting the Media conference in the City of London. Said she:

 “What Leveson has come up with is the worst of all worlds…. If anything demonstrates why we do not want a government regulating the press, David Miranda is that. We live in a democratic state and they still did what they did to David Miranda for no good reason at all. It goes back to the whole debate about why we shouldn’t have the state regulating the press.”

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Posted: 20th, September 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment