UK cabinet clash in censor row

Former culture secretary Sajid Javid has publicly condemned Home Secretary Theresa May’s plans to censor British broadcasting in order to combat extremism.

Javid, who has taken over from Vince Cable as business secretary, had written to Prime Minister David Cameron expressing his concerns.

He said the proposals being outlined by Theresa May would force Ofcom from the role of regulator to the “role of a censor” slamming the ideas as “a fundamental shift in the way UK broadcasting is regulated.”

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