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UK Press Lauds Cameron over Objection to Media Regulation

Some things are not that surprising

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British Prime Minister David Cameron woke on Friday to find usually hostile newspapers gushing about his statesman-like qualities after he signalled his opposition to a new law governing the press.

After his party suffered a night of humiliation in three parliamentary by-elections, instead of facing questions over his leadership, he was cheered for rejecting the main plank of proposals from a public inquiry he set up in the wake of outrage at the excesses of tabloid newspapers.

Under a headline over two pages lauding "Cameron's Stand for Freedom", the right-wing Daily Mail said a "Defiant PM" had refused to accept the call for laws to control the press.