Baroness Sayeeda Warsi delivers our Fifth Annual Leveson Lecture – Video

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Baroness Warsi delivers the fifth annual Leveson lecture – Transcript

On November 14th 2017, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi delivered the fifth annual Leveson Lecture. The transcript of her lecture is below.   Good evening,   “David Yelland, Tom Watson, Jo Brand, Vince Cable and I” sounds like the start of a story from an after dinner gig – but they are the esteemed company that I

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EVENT – JOHN CLEESE: IN CONVERSATION

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PRESS RELEASE: Victims of press abuse say Murdoch bid for Sky must be shelved until Leveson Inquiry completes

The Secretary of State the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has today announced that she has received reports from Ofcom which recommend that the 21st Century Fox bid for Sky is referred on plurality grounds, but that it is cleared to proceed on the grounds of commitment to broadcasting standards which includes “corporate governance”. Ms

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