The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yeah, of course, that would be fine. Absolutely fine. But I'm talking here about intrusion, and I have heard the defence quite frequently from tabloid papers: "Oh, well, you know, if you have ever talked about your private life, then you have no defence, you have no right to an expectation of privacy", which I think is absurd. Because anyone -- I mean, as I told you earlier, I think I've only done two interviews ever with the British press, but when anyone does do an interview, it is, after all, a bargain. The press of that paper gets a boost in sales, they hope, and the person who's giving the interview gets a bit of noise about their forthcoming project. And like any barter, when it's over, it's over. If I sell you a pint of milk for 50p, I would not expect you to come to me forever afterwards, saying, "You slut, you sold me milk once. I can now help myself to your milk forever." I would think you were mad.

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