Speeches in Parliament

BBC: Online operations must be curbed

Lord Black tells the House of Lords that the BBC charter review is the last opportunity to achieve durable reform that protects a plural media market.

RIPA: Tip of the iceberg?

RIPA: It is an issue that should concern every reporter in the UK and every citizen because of the impact on press freedom and the quality of our democracy. It is also an issue that has a resonance beyond our shores, which should be a real worry to us, because what we are doing in the United Kingdom is sending an authoritarian message to the rest of the world that it is all right for police forces or other public authorities to track down the confidential sources of journalists.

Gay Marriage: strengthens UK

"Gay people do not want to be tolerated in this society; they want to be equal in it." Speech in Parliament supporting equal marriage.