Miliband accuses Prime Minister of ignoring the victims of ‘phone hacking’

Besi Besemar March 15, 2013

Ed Miliband, MP
Ed Miliband, MP

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, has hit out following David Cameron’s abandonment of cross-party talks on the Leveson proposals.

Lord Justice Leveson’s report, which was published in November, called for a new independent watchdog for the press, which he said should be underpinned by legislation.

The 2,000-page report into press ethics found that press behaviour was “outrageous” and “wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people”.

Ed Milliband said:

“David Cameron’s decision to walk away from the talks is an historic mistake.

“He has not just walked away from the talks, he has walked away from his own words.

“This is not a party political issue; this is about the national interest and we are going to reach out to all of the concerned people, obviously the Liberal Democrats, but also the Conservatives, to say let’s construct a workable solution that serves the interest of the victims.

“I still believe that we can do that on a cross-party basis. It may not involve David Cameron, but I’m afraid that is his choice.”