The newspaper industry is taking defeat in the High Court over plans for new industry regulation about as well you would expect by threatening scream until it makes itself sick.
The High Court rejected their appeal that the government is “not the boss of us”, but they have already said they will tell on the High Court to the Court of Appeal for not doing what it wants.
A spokesperson for the press industry spoke outside the court, fighting back the tears to tell us, “We don’t understand this situation because we are newspapers and we get what we want all of the time.”
“It seems as if we actually have to take ‘no’ for an answer. Which feels wrong in so many ways.”
“Normally we just ignore the rules and do what we like.”
“Can we go back to that? Pleeeeeeease?”