Cameron to Draft New Press Laws

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to draft legislation for new laws establishing a press watchdog to convince critics it would be a mistake. Cameron faced criticism after rejecting the new press laws—one of the Leveson Inquiry’s principal recommendations. But Culture Secretary Maria Miller said such legislation would put a “subtle muzzle” on the press, adding that it “provides a legislative framework” to “impinge on press freedom.” She explained, “We want to draw that up and share that with the opposition parties and with our coalition partners to be able to demonstrate that to them and I think when they see that as we draft it over the next fortnight that they will too understand where our concerns come from."