Monday, 18 March 2013
Although Dave, Nick and Ed are claiming some kind of agreement over press regulation, there appears to be uncertainty as to whether or not it will be statutory.
Allegedly brought on by phone hacking, this measure seems to be more about inserting some screws in and around press freedom. As with flat-pack furniture, the screws can be tightened later. The elite classes, both political and bureaucratic, are quite happy with such incremental gains.
They play a long game and this feels very much like one of their key moves. An important move, but only a move.