David Cameron himself called for an inquiry into culture, practices and ethics regarding the British Press, yet when Lord Justice Leveson released the 2000 page report today – which took over a year, Cameron seemingly decided to disagree with idea of a statutory underpinning within the press and avoided the consequences. He is siding with the press, which is not a surprise as former editor of the News Of The World Rebecca Brooks is or at least was, a very good friend of his. The fact that Cameron does not like what Leveson has appointed to happen to the British Press, shows just how close he and is Conservative colleagues were to Rupert Murdoch.
Cameron appointed the enquiry in the first place with the idea and belief that the time taken to produce the report would divert the main issue of the inquiry away. However, this has severely caused a backlash on him as the results from the report showed ghastly behaviour, criminality and such distasteful information. This was brought into the light and Cameron cannot seem to comprehend the information as many things written in the report goes against what he believes, meaning he was in on it and does not see it as a problem.
The Coalition is now split in half regarding the Leveson report as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Leader Ed Miliband backed Leveson’s ideas and the future of British newspapers. Miliband wants a strong regulated press because he understands and knows just how easy people can lose trust in newspapers and is convinced that we are living in a rather confused and disordered era in relation to journalism. Having a strict regulatory body keeps the press away from incoming danger and this inquiry and report has showed and clearly stated that the press and politicians should not get too close. Cameron still looks to the 1980’s side of the ideological ways. Things have changed and yet Cameron fails to see this.