Debate

Leveson is a fundamental threat to the free press

Leveson

The Leveson Inquiry has provoked the most heated debate about journalism in British history. His call for new statutory regulation of print media has left a stand-off between politicians and the press.

On 30th January 2013, key players argued whether the Leveson proposal signalled the end of Britain’s free press.

Speakers

Richard Littlejohn

Richard Littlejohn

For the motion

Daily Mail columnist

Paul Staines

Paul Staines

For the motion

Prominent political blogger Guido Fawkes

John Whittingdale

John Whittingdale

For the motion

Chair of Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant

Against the motion

Victim of phone – hacking

Max Mosley

Max Mosley

Against the motion

Former FIA President and Campaigner for press reform

Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris

Against the motion

Partner, Mishcon de Reya & Director, Hacked Off

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Chair

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Spectator Magazine Group. A well-known anchorman on BBC TV, he is the presenter of The Daily Politics, The Sunday Politics and This Week.

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