'One of the fundamental principles of English common law is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And rightly so, for imagine how unfair it would be if any old loon with an axe to grind had only to lodge a trumped-up complaint with the relevant authorities in order to have you punished for no reason whatsoever.Actually, though, this cruel and capricious system exists in Britain. It's called the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) and, as might be expected of the bastard offspring of the Leveson inquiry, it's doing an absolutely first-rate job of empowering bullies and curbing freedom of speech in order to assuage the spite of that small but vocal lobby of caught-red-handed luvvies, lefty agitators and failed hacks which thinks our press has got too big for its boots.'
Friday, 5 June 2015
Ipso: a great new way for bullies to muzzle the press per The Spectator
James Delingpole http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/james-delingpole/9546282/ipso-a-great-new-way-for-bullies-to-muzzle-the-press/ examines an unforseen (or maybe not) result of the Leveson Report, here's an extract, do read the rest: