We should show confidence in the Leveson Inquiry - Ed Miliband

30 November 2012

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Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“I think that this morning, many of the victims of sections of the press will be feeling utterly betrayed by David Cameron. Here is somebody who commissioned the Leveson Inquiry, said the test would be whether the victims thought it would make a difference to them, and within a few hours of receiving the report he has rubbished its central recommendation. I am afraid that is totally wrong, he should be standing up to powerful interests, including in the press, and saying we are going to do the right thing. 

“And that is what I am going to do. I am going to stand up for the victims. I am going to stand up for people like the McCanns and the Dowlers who have been appallingly treated by sections of the press and who put their faith in David Cameron, put their faith in the Leveson Inquiry, and who are frankly I think astonished by what the Prime Minister has done. 

“Eventually this is going to come to a vote in Parliament and I appeal to people across every party who have spoken out on this issue, who have expressed their belief that we should have independent regulation guaranteed by law. We should put our faith in the Leveson inquiry. We should show confidence in an inquiry that we set up on an all party basis and we should see it through, we should not be blown off course, we should not betray the victims of phone hacking.”