For entirely political reasons we have taken the first step on a very slippery, and deceptively innocent looking'[slope]', and I, for one, regret it.
At the moment, parliament can, by simple majority, pass a law saying that the press can only publish stories about funny cats.
The new royal charter requires a two thirds majority for any amendment to be made to it.
The protection of the press is increased not decreased.
And it is not about the idea that existing laws are sufficient. The point is to have a working system of regulation that means things don't get to the point where the law has to become involved.
Here's what the press aren't telling readers about the new system.