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Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014

9:00 AM

5 July 2014

9:00 AM

Beyond the law

Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates why political oversight of press regulation, not press regulation by politicians, would be an unnecessary ‘draconian step’ because ‘hacking is already against the law’. Later you compare the illegal but honourable behaviour of Andy Coulson with that of Damian McBride, who ‘broke no law but behaved criminally’.

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