I have already done a short post on Lords of the Blog about my stance on press regulation. I am instinctively wary of the state limiting the freedom of the press. I was invited to sign a letter on the subject, sponsored by Conservative MP Conor Burns and Labour MP David Blunkett, making the case against more state regulation. It was a concise expression of my views so I was happy to sign it. I see I am in good company. You can see the list of signatories in this article. The press at times may be irresponsible, but you do not ultimately get a more responsible press through law but rather through society becoming more responsible and tolerant: newspapers reflect the values of their readers, not the other way round.