Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

Press Statement - Cross Party Royal Charter - 30/10/13

Shadow Culture Secretary and Labour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman said:
 
“The legal action taken by some newspapers has failed and cross party Royal Charter will go to the Privy council this afternoon.
 
“After all the clear evidence to Lord Justice Leveson of press abuse, and almost a year after he reported, now is the time for a proper complaints system which is effective and independent of press and politicians which does not infringe the freedom of the press.
 
“That is what the Royal Charter establishes and I hope the press will come forward with a self regulator and obtain recognition.
 
“Despite strong feelings on all sides, everyone agrees that the current system failed and must be replaced - the press have nothing to fear from a proper complaints system.
 
“We need a press which is robust and free, which holds those in power to account, but which does not abuse its own power by wreaking havoc on the lives of innocent people.”

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