Your essential weekend reader — 10 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2012

It’s Sunday, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… Europe’s long shadow – Anthony Beevor isn’t optimistic about the continent’s future as cuts bite: ‘This is what risks creating the bitterness and national resentments which encourages people to listen to demagogues and turn their backs on democracy.’ A bail-out by any […]

Shami: statutory underpinning of press regulation is “political control by the back door”

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2012

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, is always worth listening to. A member of the Leveson Inquiry team, she has backed much of the Leveson Report — BUT not the crucial element: statutory underpinning. Here’s The Independent today: …[this is] a (…)

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Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader, No. 5: Leveson – “the Prime Minister and I disagreed”

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2012

Here’s Nick Clegg’s latest missive to Lib Dem members and supporters — and no prizes for guessing which topic is the subject this week: Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards… On Thursday afternoon I made a statement in Parliament on the Liberal Democrat response to the Leveson Inquiry. I spoke after the Prime Minister, […]