It is good to know that if we ever had a system of government press regulation, government officials would never use it to try to deal with pesky journalists. Of course not. Never.
That is the sort of thing that they do in tin pot dictatorships. Not proper countries, you understand.
And, of course, any press regulator would be "independent", you see. Just like the Financial Services Authority – who oversaw the banks.
The panel of Grandees running it would be very wise. Rather like the wise men at the Bank of England who set interest rates.
So, you see. Nothing to fear from press regulation at all, comrades.
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