Royal Charter For Press Regulation Due Out

The government will publish its long-awaited royal charter setting up a "verifier" to oversee a new press regulator next week, forcing Labour to decide whether it is going to accept this compromise or hold out for the form of regulation recommended by Lord Leveson in his report. Labour is divided on its response and the issue became complicated by peers voting, earlier this week, to introduce a Leveson-style arbitration system into the defamation bill.

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