Th report also attacks David Cameron for failing to implement Leveson. It concludes that
All EU countries should have independent media councils.Removal of journalistic status? Does that imply state licensing of journalists?
Media councils should have real enforcement powers, such as the imposition of fines, orders for printed or broadcast apologies, or removal of journalistic status.
National media councils should be supervised by the European Commission. The report says national media councils should follow a set of European-wide standards and be monitored by the Commission to ensure that they comply with European values.
The government has rejected the proposals. Nigel Farage for once is spot on when he compares these proposals to 1984.
Those against a referendum need to be reminded that the EU is committed to ever closer union. It will keep encroaching further on our freedoms and autonomy. That's its declared policy.