InkMan wrote:Off work with a sore back just now; was feeling a trifle sorry for oneself. Should be cheered up with Tom Watson's appearance at Leveson today.
Email from Tom Watson.
Dear Egg Man,
A new non-aligned grass roots campaign needs your help. Hacked Off, the campaign for a free and accountable press has been set up to ensure the Leveson inquiry proposals are implemented.
Please can you help them immediately by urgently signing their petition calling on David Cameron not to backtrack on his promise to the victims of press abuse
Then can you forward the petition to your family and friends. We want as many people as possible signed up to the Hacked Off campaign.
The victims feel that David Cameron has broken his promises to them. And they are angry.
As JK Rowling said yesterday:
"I thought long and hard about the possible consequences to my family of giving evidence and finally decided to do so because I have made every possible attempt to protect my children’s privacy under the present system, and failed. If I, who can afford the very best lawyers, cannot guarantee the privacy of those dearest to me, what hope did the Dowlers, the McCanns and the Watsons ever have of protecting their own children and their own good names?"
Our goal - Labour's goal - is to ensure David Cameron will not get his Leveson betrayal through Parliament.
Work has already started assembling a coalition to wage a cross party campaign in the House of Commons and everywhere.
We will bring to bear every resource, call in every promise, rattle every skeleton in every cupboard. This is a step too far by Cameron. The whole country knows he doesn't have the moral legitimacy to do it. We're going to do everything we can to make sure we implement the core recommendations of the Leveson report.
Cameron wants to sell-out to Rupert Murdoch and powerful press interests because he is scared, and he is weak. But that is why he cannot succeed - because he is weak. And he is wrong.
Please sign the petition and forward this email to your friends and family
P.S. If you use social media, please also tweet the link or publish it on your facebook page. It would be great if you could let me know you have done this - I'm on twitter at @tom_watson The petition is at http://hackinginquiry.org/petition
I hear the people sing.