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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