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Free Speech in Britain ? Pull the other one, It’s got bells on !

 
 
 
Dear Friends,

 

 
Far from ‘ending 300 years of press freedom’ as opponents of Leveson have repeatedly and wrongly claimed, the new system would provide new free speech protections which were never previously available. 
 
These new protections would enable journalists to print the truth about rich villains, and finally end the power of the wealthy to prevent publication of the truth through the chilling threat of expensive legal action. 
 
The current system is open to exploitation by those rich and powerful villains – like Robert Maxwell and Jimmy Saville – who silence investigative journalists in this way.
 
 Yet, the Government is refusing to bring into force the law which would give victims of press abuse access to justice and give journalists stronger protections to expose wrong-doing, free from this expensive threat. 
 
This law, promised by the Prime Minister, was passed by Parliament 3 years ago as part of the cross-party agreement.  The Government should not be allowed to break its promises.
 
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Daisy and Evan
Joint Executive Directors, Hacked Off
 
P.s – If you haven’t already, please also sign up for our Parliamentary Lobby on 20th April, from 11:30-13:30 to lobby your MP in Parliament and send a strong message that we won’t allow the press and politicians to bury the cover-up of who knew what and when about hacking, the corrupt links between the press, the police and possibly politicians.

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