Prime Minister David Cameron backs local press during Local Newspaper Week 2014

David Cameron

David Cameron

First published in News

PM David Cameron has added his support to the work of local newspapers.

He said: “I know times have been tough for local papers. The great recession hit sales and advertising hard.

Fewer staff are being asked to produce more and more. And new technology demands that news is gathered faster and published quicker, all at a time when online competition is increasing.

“But reporters, editors, sub-editors and photographers have risen to the challenge. And there are two reasons I think it is important we recognise that.

First, local newspapers hold public authorities to account. They are crucial to our democracy. Second, local papers continually fight for their communities, agitating for change, and, very often, succeeding. With their commitment to campaign-ing on local issues local newspapers aren’t just breaking the news, they’re making it.”

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10:37am Thu 15 May 14

southy says...

He would as the media is enforcing the Tory hate program against the people and letting his rich and powerful friends of the hook
He would as the media is enforcing the Tory hate program against the people and letting his rich and powerful friends of the hook southy
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10:50am Thu 15 May 14

skeptik says...

Not so sure about a hate campaign - reasonably sure he will be remembered in the small print on the back page of history. The dimmest PM in our long history.
Not so sure about a hate campaign - reasonably sure he will be remembered in the small print on the back page of history. The dimmest PM in our long history. skeptik
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11:43am Thu 15 May 14

good-gosh says...

Thanks Dave – keep on righting the left – were with you all the way.
Thanks Dave – keep on righting the left – were with you all the way. good-gosh
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