Leveson has heated argument with Michael Gove over press regulation | Hacking inquiry – Hacked off

by peterjukes

Mr Gove, I don’t need to be told about the importance of free speech, I really don’t. But I am concerned that the effect of what you say might be that you are in fact taking the view that behaviour which everybody, so far in this inquiry, has said is unacceptable, albeit not nessarily criminal, has to be accepted because of the right of free speech. Is that right?”In February, Gove – a former Times leader writer, and comment, news, Saturday and assistant editor – said in a speech to journalists at Westminster the inquiry would negatively affect the industry.He said at the time: “I want to concentrate on the big picture and the big picture is that there is a chilling atmosphere towards freedom of expression which emanates from the debate around Leveson.”

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