Forcing newspapers under state control would be illegal, says Leveson adviser

Forcing newspapers under state control would be illegal, says Leveson adviser as it's revealed three warned him not to consider compulsory regulationShami Chakrabati says law forcing papers to sign up to regulator is illegalEx-Channel Four News political editor Elinor Goodman and former Daily Telegraph political editor George Jones both said law was unnecessaryThe two advisors to Leveson believe editors will sign up voluntarily | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 3 December 2012 Three of the six independent advisers to Lord Justice Leveson warned him not to consider compulsory state regulation of the Press, it emerged last night. Shami Chakrabarti, director of the civil rights group Liberty, said she had serious concerns about the idea floated by the judge to force newspapers to sign up to a new regulator by law if they refused to do so voluntarily.