United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Stops Talks on Press Regulation

Leaders of other major parties not impressed

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Prime Minister David Cameron has called a halt to cross-party talks on press regulation, sparking anger from party leaders and victims of media intrusion.

Mr Cameron will instead publish plans for a royal charter to establish a tougher press regulator, which Parliament will vote for on Monday.

Both Labour and the Lib Dems said they were disappointed and surprised.

The two parties had backed statutory underpinning as recommended by the Leveson inquiry into the press.