Polling shows the public agree with Miliband, not Cameron, on Leveson

December 2, 2012 12:38 pm

Ed Miliband’s name is muck with most journalists at the moment, and David Cameron is the new ‘saviour of the free press’. Except there’s one problem for the media, those great reflectors of public opinion.

The public agree with Ed Miliband.

Here are the results of a question from today’s YouGov/Sunday Times poll:

No wonder the same poll has Labour 13 points ahead…

  • Gabrielle

    It’s very heartening that the public aren’t the gullible fools that much of the press assumes them to be.

    As Charlotte Church put it so well on Question Time, this isn’t about ‘freedom of the press’, it’s about ‘freedom of the corporations’.

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