Wednesday 9 May 2018 / 3:44 PM Media / Tom Watson

The Tories’ shameless capitulation to press barons leaves victims of phone hacking ever further from reaching the truth – Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, commenting on the defeat of the Leveson 2 clause in the Data Protection Bill, said:

“The Tories’ shameless capitulation to press barons leaves the victims of phone hacking ever further from reaching the truth.

“No criminal investigation or trial has ever looked at the core questions that Leveson 2 posed: how the relationship between the press, police and politicians allowed the hacking scandal to happen and attempt to cover it up.

“Today was a chance for MPs to finally deliver on promises made to victims of hacking and press intrusion. That chance has been squandered and victims have been betrayed once again.”