Do we need statutory regulation of the press? Perhaps the press should be regulated, but in a non-statutory way? Or maybe we need statutory under-pinning of any regulation? As the row about Lord Justice Leveson’s report has raged, I’ve wondered about another question: do the public even know what ‘statutory’ means? Let alone statutory under-pinning, which, as Matthew Parris noted, sounds like a type of corsetry. So, with the help of the polling company YouGov, I tested this. Read the unexpected results – Poll: Statutory? of Statue Tories?
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