Today's Sun cartoon by Brighty relates to the The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press following the News International phone hacking scandal. Lord Justice Leveson is due to publish his findings this week. The most controversial issue he has to decide is whether the Press can be trusted to continue to regulate itself or whether a new form of statutory regulation, enforceable by law, should be introduced. The Press is strongly opposed to statutory regulation, warning that it will put newspapers’ independence at risk.
Brighty's cartoon shows the front pages of a selection of UK national daily newspapers, all of which are blank. The message is that the freedom of the press would be placed in jeopardy by a press law imposing statutory regulation.