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British MPs Push for Press Regulation

Murdoch scandals have lawmakers rattled


More than 40 members of Britain's ruling Conservative party have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to impose tough new press rules overseen by regulators outside the industry, in an open letter published in the Guardian on Friday.

Senior members, including former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind and former party chairmen Caroline Spelman and Lord Fowler were among those calling for Cameron to reject the industry's recommendations for self-regulation.