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(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

The vote in parliament about press regulation tomorrow is not about freedom of speech or press freedom.

It’s about the right of exactly four billionaire press barons – most of whom don’t even reside or pay taxes in the UK – to freely lie and play fast and loose with the truth about whoever and whatever they want.

The majority of the national UK press is owned by just four people – Lord Rothermere, the two Barclay brothers and Rupert Murdoch.

These four people – all friends of David Cameron – think they are entitled to strongly influence political decisions made in a country most of them avoid paying their tax to.

After all – if these four people were all that bothered about freedom of speech – how come all four of them were so keen to propose limiting the free speech of billions of Twitter and social media users over the McAlpine affair?

Could that be because with the advent of social media – the plebs now have at our disposal a powerful tool to bite them back on their over-privileged arses with?


Related articles by Tom Pride:

Remember this? Murdoch hack drove Denholm Elliot’s daughter to suicide

How Lord McAlpine is exploiting the same libel laws Savile used to cover up his crimes

Are McAlpine’s lawyers breaking the solicitors’ code of practice?

Oops! Daily Mail gets British immigration test wrong

How Murdoch hack Isabel Oakeshott cold-bloodedly sold out her friend for money

Justice? McAlpine gets hundreds of thousands in compensation while child victims get next to nothing

Met Office takes apart Daily Mail climate-change denier and Cameron friend James Delingpole

Daily Mail uses an actress for another story to demonise the working class

Oops! The Daily Mail accidentally supports a fascist party. Again.

Daily Mail ‘fixer’ David Rose defends paedophilia accused and attacks child abuse victims. Again.

Daily Mail Apologises To Its Readers After Admitting Publishing Something True

The Sun, The Mail et al – sorry, did we say 120,000 problem families? We meant 16.


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