In shocking change of direction, David Cameron announced that he now accepts the need for a legally backed press regulation authority -and proposed one "R. Murdoch" to be made "press regulator for life"
Cameron said "I was worried how best to dismiss the leveson report entirely, when Mr Murdoch -whose advice I always follow- texted me the words 'make me the press regulator'. What a brilliant idea! I thought -he is the one person who can make both the press and the politicans listen and act on his very word."
The new press regulation authority, "News International", will be led by Rupert Murdoch -until he decides to declare one of his offspring the new regulator. In his first actions, he suspended the magazine "Private Eye" and web site "newsbiscuit", whoever they are