David Cameron suffers Leveson defeat as Lords votes for new press laws – Telegraph

In a surprise move, peers passed an amendment to the Defamation Bill to introduce a cheap arbitration service between newspapers and people who feel wronged by the press – one of Lord Justice Leveson’s key recommendations.

The amendment raises the possibility that some of Lord Justice Leveson’s most controversial proposals could become law by the backdoor.

It means the Prime Minister will now have to persuade MPs to overturn the planned legislation in the House of Commons or accept the Lords amendment.

David Cameron suffers Leveson defeat as Lords votes for new press laws – Telegraph.

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