UK rules out holding second part of inquiry into press ethics


LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it would not proceed with the second part of an inquiry into newspaper ethics called after a phone-hacking scandal at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid, prompting criticism it was betraying victims of press intrusion.

Media Secretary Matt Hancock said it was not in the national interest to go ahead with part two of the Leveson Inquiry which laid bare the cosy ties between British leaders, police chiefs and press barons in its initial conclusions in 2012.

“We do not believe that reopening this costly and time consuming public inquiry is the right way…



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