Francis Shennan: ‘McLeveson’ has overtaken Leveson

THE ‘son of Leveson’ has overtaken its parent. The report from the ‘Expert Group on the Leveson Report in Scotland’ – let’s dub it ‘McLeveson’ – is only 30 pages long.

Yet it goes further than the 2,000-page Leveson Report. It includes a draft Bill, presumably drawn up by the three lawyers in the five-person group, ready for the Scottish Parliament to pass.

They’ve even chosen a title: the Press Standards (Scotland) Act 2013. Thankfully, the signs this evening are that parliament is not ready to pass it.

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