Join our voluntary press regulator or we will make you (UK)

Labour will support “full-on statutory regulation” of newspapers if they do not join an approved regulator, the party’s deputy leader said yesterday. Harriet Harman indicated that Labour was prepared to pass legislation forcing newspapers to comply with an authority established by the Government.

She was being questioned yesterday by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee about a deal on press regulation struck last month between the three main parties and Hacked Off campaigners.

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