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19 April 2017

Prime Minister Backs Free Press as ‘Crucial’ For Britain

Theresa May has given her firm backing to press freedom as “one of the crucial things we have in this country that underpins our democracy” following her surprise call for a general election in June.

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions this week, the Prime Minister was responding to a question from Shadow SNP Westminster group leader Angus Robertson about the reporting of comments by politicians in newspapers when she issued a staunch backing for press freedom.

She said: “First, may I say to the right hon gentleman that one of the crucial things we have in this country that underpins our democracy is a free press? I believe that is important and I believe that people in this Chamber should stand up for the freedom of the press.” 

National, regional and local newspapers covered the news of call for a general election to be held on 8 June. 

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