What does IPSO founder Lord Black really think of the PCC?

In 2003

Speaking to MPs on the DCMS select committee, Lord Black said:

‘I am very proud of the service that the PCC offers to ordinary members of the public and public figures alike. I am very proud of what the Code has achieved, and I think we ought to take the opportunity once a year to be able to trumpet that.’

In 2012

Speaking before the Leveson Inquiry, the same Lord Black said:

‘The evidence submitted throughout the Inquiry into Press Standards has made clear that the Press Complaints Commission ultimately failed.’

In 2014

And speaking to the London Press Club last week, the very same Lord Black said:

‘Come what may, the Press Complaints Commission, which has done such a brilliant job over 20 years, will cease its services in the near future . . .’

He gave a great deal of evidence to the Leveson Inquiry. How much of it does he now stand by?



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May 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Hypocrite or what.

May 31, 2014 at 10:16 am

Speaking of hypocrisy, it’s worth pointing out the front page headlines in the Daily Mail over the last two days (Thursday 29th and Friday 30th May 2014). On Thursday the paper lambasted a “shabby whitewash” and on Friday it attacked HMRC for “bully-boy” tactics.

Shabby whitewash? How about Dacre’s involvement in the PCC and the downplaying of all those complaints brought against the Mail?

Bully-boy tactics? How about the Mail’s Richard Littlejohn’s fatal vendetta against Lucy Meadows?

At least there is a self-aware honesty in Murdoch’s rags. Unlike Dacre’s sanctimonious, hypocritical drivel.

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