Quotes of the Week
Published 02/12/2012 | 05:00
"I remain firmly of the belief that the British press – I repeat, all of it – serves the country very well for the vast majority of the time. . . (but) the serious failings of the few are overlooked because of the good done by the many." -- Lord Leveson, presenting his inquiry into phone hacking by elements of the British media.
"For the first time we would have crossed the Rubicon, writing elements of press regulation into the law of the land. We should, I believe, be wary of any legislation which has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press. In this House, which has been a bulwark of democracy for centuries, we should think very, very carefully, before crossing that line."
David Cameron, British Prime Minister.