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Watson: MPs targeted by tabloids

Tom Watson MP has told the Leveson Inquiry that "about a dozen" MPs have contacted him about being unfairly targeted by tabloid newspapers.

Tom Watson has told the Leveson Inquiry he has been approached by "about a dozen" MPs who believe they have been unfairly targeted by tabloid newspapers.

The Labour MP said MPs from all parties felt "intimidated and frightened" by possible revelations about their private lives or previous political errors.

Mr Watson said he had urged other MPs to give their own accounts to the inquiry, which is looking into press standards.

  • 22 May
  • From the section UK