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

Look, I mean it is a real dilemma. It is a dilemma and like all dilemmas, it's not always susceptible to a simple one-off answer. I can totally understand and respect a conclusion which says: because there are probably going to be more controversial decisions in the future, maybe a number of them, because the perception inevitably if a politician is involved is the perception, whatever the reality is, that somehow their own views and their own political views inform or colour that, wouldn't it be just easier to -- and for the reasons I've explained, I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater, if I'm not mixing my metaphors.

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