DIRTY TRICKS LORD LEVESON FAILED TO DISCLOSE IN THE LEVESON INQUIRY – Just days after a report was leaked that Lord Leveson failed to disclose how it wasn’t just the press that were involved in ‘phone hacking’ a new chapter in the on-going deceit, lies and cover-ups emerges.
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Peter Tickner, a former anti-fraud investigator, has now come forward to detail how the Metropolitan Police played the press against one another in order to further their own careers and line their pockets.
Just days before Peter Tickner was due to give evidence in the Leveson Inquiry Lord Leveson blocked the attempt by ruling that such evidence was not useful to the inquiry on the advice of the Metropolitan Police.
Media ethics have recently been brought into question over the phone hacking scandal that rocked the News of the World which eventually saw its closure. Lord Leveson, in his report, detailed the failings of ethical codes of conduct in the press and recommended that Government controls were implemented in order to contain content that the press published.
The ‘Hacked Off’ group, with one of its advocates, Hugh Grant, has provided large sums of money in order to bring about a system that would, if allowed, silence the press and remove centuries of free press in the United Kingdom.
“It is only those that do not want to be exposed who will fight for the injustice of a Government controlled media in order to suppress public information of their wrong-doing. We can never allow Government to stifle the truth through the hypocrisy of state controlled press as these strips away the very fundamental pillars of democracy.” Graham Briar, Meebal.com
In effect Peter Tickner was ‘gagged’ like so many other whistleblowers in order to hide the real truth. Mr. Tickner uncovered some of the most appalling practices where the Met was simply using one news corporation against the other by feeding them false information in order to create a smear campaign.
Lord Leveson is now embroiled in controversy and double standards in which the truth has been buried in order to convince the public that the UK press needs government oversight. It is nothing less than an attempt to create a system of state run media… North Korean style.
Lord Leveson is now being heavily criticized over his refusal to investigate all facets of the inquiry which has led to a clear conflict of interests.
“It is a matter of great concern that the Leveson inquiry ruled out potentially significant evidence about the conduct of the police. It is increasingly clear that it focused on the press, while going soft on wrongdoing by others. It raises concerns as to whether Leveson gave a balanced account. This is very worrying given recent disturbing revelations about police conduct. Mr Tickner’s evidence must be properly looked at.” Rob Wilson, Tory MP
It worries me that the likes of Lord Leveson are able to use ‘integrity’ as a tool to silence the press and yet the Leveson Inquiry now appears to lack so much of the integrity that Lord Leveson champions.
You don’t have to look too closely, at any area in Government, to understand that integrity is not something that is overly used or practiced. If the Leveson Inquiry was, as it should have been, about the integrity of the press then why wasn’t Peter Tickner allowed to testify.
Questions are now being rightfully asked as to whether the Leveson Inquiry’s singular agenda was to enable the handover of press control over to the Government.
Certainly what the News of the World, and other news corporations engaged in, lacked integrity and should have been fully exposed. However, we should not be maneuvered by a report that is obviously flawed and manufactured to destroy freedom of the press.
I have myself written some very questionable articles but I write with an open and honest view and I forbid the closure of our comments board below so that any member of the public may openly correct details in an article or admonish any errors.
In order to have integrity within, the press requires an open and honest system of reporting and this can never come from state control but must rather be left to the conscience of the journalist, the news corporation and above all the public.
Should Lord Leveson now face an inquiry so that the public are provided with a reason why evidence with omitted or at worst ignored? Please leave your comments below.