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We must urgently stop the rich from muzzling our Press through court action, MPs warn 


We must urgently stop the rich from muzzling our Press through court action, MPs warn

  • Sir John Whittingdale urged the Government for a Bill preventing media silence
  • It comes after Tory MP Bob Seely proposed to make introducing Slapps harder
  • Slapps, or, strategic lawsuits against public participation, can muzzle the press

New laws to prevent wealthy elites from using legal action to silence the media are urgently needed, a Tory former culture secretary has warned.

Sir John Whittingdale urged the Government to introduce a Bill ‘as fast as possible’ to guard against the actions known as strategic lawsuits against public participation (Slapps).

It comes after Tory MP Bob Seely tabled proposals to make it more difficult to introduce Slapps, which he said are designed to…



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