Although Parliament may debate the Leveson Report, its writ will not extend to Scotland. Instead there, Alex Salmond is debating the introduction of an alternate model based upon Ireland (a small country where the press has or had an incestuous relationship with the elites). No Ombudsman can counteract the effect of the backroom conversation and the quiet threat of a politician's call. In Scotland, another small country with its long lasting political mafias that are already impervious to sunshine and unaccountable to the voting tribes they despise, Salmond's appeal for state regulation renders the press more likely to be supine and deferential.
Much as I despise written constitutions, should we not amend the devoultionary settlements to safeguard the antient liberties of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.