Thurlbeck says Leveson should spark 'tabloid revolution'

Neville Thurlbeck warns that tabloid newspapers are out of touch.

Former chief reporter of the News of the World Neville Thurlbeck has said that the Leveson Inquiry should be "the spark that ignites a tabloid revolution".

Writing on his own blog, Thurlbeck said today: "Without radical reform, tabloid newspapers will slowly fade from any meaningful prominence in our lives."

Thurlbeck was arrested in April last year on suspicion of involvement in phone-hacking and was released on police bail without charge. In September last year he was sacked by News International.

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