Press Regulation – The Way for Politicians To Hide Their Graft

Thanks to Andrew Gilligan at the Sunday Telegraph we have meat to the suspicion that some in the UK political class will use the phone-hacking scandal at the now defunct News of the World to push for regulation that would muzzle papers from disclosing their wrong-doing or graft. The Hacked Off campaign that actor Hugh Grant fronts is partly funded by lobbyists at Sovereign Strategy, which was accused of involvement in a “cash-for-access” operation to serving Labour ministers. The company employed also former Labour minister Lord Moonie who was caught in a press sting offering to help clients amend laws for £30,000.