Friday 30 November 2012 by Spacey

Tories call for new media inquiry that has recommendations they agree with

The Conservative Party have called for a fresh inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press after the one they’ve just spent £6m on didn’t reach the conclusion they wanted.

Speaking in the Commons, Prime Minister David Cameron opposed the recommendations of the Leveson inquiry on the grounds that they were different to what he had in mind.

“Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a brilliant report,” he said.

“It’s got loads of really good words in it and it’s impressively heavy.”

“But what it fundamentally lacks are the recommendations that I want.”

Leveson report

Labour leader Ed Miliband backed all the recommendations and called for law-backed regulation to be introduced as soon as possible.

“I completely back every aspect of this report, and I have done since before I even read it,” he said.

“The thing I like the most about this report is that I didn’t even have to think about whether I agree with it or not.”

“It could have recommended that every year we throw a bus full of orphans into a volcano and I’d still have backed it.”

Mr Cameron rejected criticism that if the recommendations are ignored then the whole inquiry has been a completely pointless exercise.

“It’s been far from pointless,” he insisted.

“The newspapers are full of praise for me, so it’s clearly been a huge success.”

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