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UK press report goes to prime minister today

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 7:08am  ET

LONDON (AP) -- The judge who spent a year investigating the misdeeds of Britain's lively newspapers is giving Prime Minister David Cameron an early look at his recommendations for the regulation of the press.

Officials say Cameron will get a copy of Lord Justice Brian Leveson's report Wednesday, a day before the public sees it, but Cameron is already being besieged with advice about how to respond to the still-secret recommendations.

The big question: Should the government legislate to regulate newspapers, or give them another chance at self-regulation?

More than 80 politicians from all three main parties have signed a letter warning Cameron against legislating, while 42 members of his Conservative Party have urged tough new laws.

The report follows a long inquiry into phone hacking and other press intrusions into private life.


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