It is understandable that the Leveson inquiry â€“ which must cover an enormous amount of territory â€“ should not feel able to do a root and branch review of the complex areas of competition and plurality jurisprudence. But the inquiry would not have happened without plurality.
The Guardian, an independently owned newspaper, supported by a trust whose only purpose is the sustenance of the paper, held another media company to account at a time when the police, the regulator and parliament were all reluctant to do so.
It is dangerous in any sector to allow a single player to become dominant. It is doubly dangerous with the media sector because of the combination of factors described above. The press, rightly, argues that it exists to be a check on power.
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