(c) Steve Bell 2014
The so-called Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is anything but independent. As with the PCC, it is kept on a tight funding leash by that part of the Fourth Estate that has signed up to it. The press effectively has the votes to impose its will on IPSO’s actions. And the much-vaunted “£1 million fine” has no more likelihood of being imposed that the £1 million bingo payout on Robert Maxwell’s Daily Mirror.