Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Who are the wealthy people who have backed the campaign for curbs on the UK press?

Blogger Guido Fawkes claims he has a list that shows key donors include:

Lady Annabel Goldsmith, mother of Jemima Khan and Zac Goldsmith.

Jewish billionaire Lord Sainsbury, who was one of Labour's biggest financial backers under Tony Blair.

Hacked Off Donors: #1 Lady Annabel Goldsmith

Hacked Off Donors: #6 Billionaire Labour Lord Sainsbury

According to the UK government:

"No newspaper or blogger would be forced to join the regulator, the Royal Charter system is a system of incentivisation.

"However, those ‘relevant publishers’ that choose not to join the regulator would be subject to costs and could be subject to exemplary damages if taken to court.

"‘Relevant publishers’ are specifically defined and could include blog sites that are written by multiple authors, have editorial control and are published in the course of business."

Downing Street Say Guido is a “Relevant Publisher”

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