Responding to the announcement that the second Leveson Inquiry will not go ahead after victims lost a High Court fight against the Government, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said:
"The Conservative Government has let down those families who had their privacy invaded and their lives turned upside down by some of the press who behaved appallingly.
"A commitment was made during the coalition that the Leveson Inquiry would be completed and that justice would be sought.
"It’s not acceptable that this issue has been kicked into the long grass for so long, in an attempt to get us to forget it. But for the families that were affected by this intrusion, it will never be forgotten. They deserve better and the Liberal Democrats demand better for them."