Madeleine McCann's father, Dr Gerry McCann
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Parties say Tory post-Leveson plan 'basis for talks'

Labour and the Lib Dems have cautiously welcomed Tory plans for a new press regulator backed by royal charter in the wake of the Leveson inquiry.

The plan proposes a regulator with a royal charter supervised by a "recognition panel".

The Lib Dems said the ideas were a starting point for talks, while Labour indicated there was a prospect of a deal if changes were made.

David Cameron had rejected a new system underpinned by statute.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 12 Feb 2013
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