Goodbye, free speech

February 4, 2014

by Edward Morrissey at The Week

To: Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood et al

From: Edward Morrissey of Minnesota, USA

Subject: Application for Chair to Regulate the Press in the United Kingdom


It was with great enthusiasm that I read about the newly launched Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), and your efforts to find a chair to lead its mission to regulate reporting in the United Kingdom. I'm a regular consumer of British news, which I often find to be provocative and uncommonly transparent on point of view, and have followed your phone-hacking scandal in recent years. Fortunately, criminal charges have been pressed. Those who broke the law should be held to account...