PCC is 'toothless' and 'needs to
be replaced' says Nick Clegg
8 July 2011 Last updated at 17:21 BST
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said that the
Press Complaints Commission is a 'busted flush' and 'needs to be replaced.'
is not an investigative body, it is a complaints body at best, and
a toothless one. Unless the person directly
affected by the story complains, it has no right to investigate. So
the hundreds of people who were appalled in 2008 by the hounding of
Kate Middleton by photographers had no power - unless she herself
complained, the PCC could not investigate," he said.
is run by the media, for the media, and no wonder it has no teeth.
Newspapers can simply hide an apology at the back of the paper, or
- as the Express and Star have done - opt out altogether".
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