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The Press Complaints Commission justly condemned me. Which is odd. British newspaper regulation is a travesty

Dunce’s cap on, I stand in the corner. I am ashamed. I am the Worst Journalist in Britain. It is, as they say, official.

The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade, school prefect to the British press, was gleeful when he rang to tell me about the Press Complaints Commission’s adjudication on an article of mine in the Evening Standard. “No journalist,” said Greenslade, “has ever been found in breach of three clauses of the code of conduct in one article. It’s a record.” The judgement (there are about 60 a year) was among the most severe he’d seen in ten years of…

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