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

"He was very surprised when I pointed out to him that Cable will be tempted to take a decision with a lot of political influence. For him, the referral is not a matter for 'Lib Dems', it is a matter for the Secretary of State in accordance with his statutory obligations."

So what Mr Oates was saying was entirely correct, wasn't it?

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