I well understand Paul Dacre’s reservations on government interference, however, he must also understand that if the news media had been accurate and honest with its articles, and also not used what can only be termed underhand tactics (if not downright corrupt and criminal on occasions) then the government in all probability would not interfere. But having said that, I would voice a note of caution, in that successive governments since the end of the second world war have been attempting to control both the media, and now because of the internet, the internet and peoples freedoms and access to information. More importantly, the government has now passed an Act which basically gives them carte blanche to monitor and intercept any forms of communication they want in relation to any individual in the United Kingdom. Big Brother strikes again!
Daily Mail editor-in-chief takes swipe at ‘so-called liberals’ who have refused to join Ipso as he announces departure