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The Royal Charter Option

Initially I was concerned about the proposals to use a Royal Charter for the recognition of a press regulator. However, the proposal in detail puts some control on the changes to the charter (essentially so that contentious changes would not go through). Hence, it does seem to have merits as a process. It introduces a new constitutional process which is like statute, but with a super majority. I am not sure it is essential as the real problem has been the failure of the police to investigate and prosecute crimes, but it is better than statute.

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Jake Maverick said…
err...duh....surely the bigger problem is suspected pigyobs committing crime as well as repeatedly breaking all the laws on a daily basis is th eproblem, rather than doing what they officially supposed to do i.e. the opposite?

personally i find it entirely irrelevant how much talcing powder they plant under the victims bed or how many people he has murdered....when suspected pigyobs break in, beat up and abduct....i can't even find any evidence that ANTONE has actually been arrested since mid 1990s...

arrest means admitting that you know who you are for a start, it also means admittedly that you're employer as police officer, browncoat or tarffic warden (?) it involves showing evidence of that like identification and it does at the very least involve accusing the vic of soemthing that is illegal.....when was the last time that actually happened?

certainly doesn't involving violent attacking of people and destruction to property...

bloody hell, you know things are desperaate when u have to wait for the Italians to show how to do it...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-italy-rendition-verdict-idUSBRE91B0OS20130212

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