Leveson says examining press standards is not an attack on free speech

    26 June 2012

    Lord Justice Leveson has stressed there is no “hidden agenda” to his Inquiry into press standards. In opening remarks to this morning’s session — which were posted on the Inquiry website — Leveson said he understood “only too well” journalists’ anxieties over the “dangers of a knee-jerk response” to the phone-hacking scandal that erupted last summer, but added that “no recommendations have been formulated or written; no conclusions have yet been reached.”