Well, the Prime Minister himself has said that he accepts that it got too cosy, and I'm not minded to disagree with him. I think that it's perfectly clear now, as a result of this process, that the relationships with the media have got in the way of the message, let's put it that way. I think that is abundantly clear. What you do about it, I think, is much more difficult because I would hate to think that -- I'm not suggesting that this is on your mind, sir, but I would hate to think that any barriers would be erected, more barriers would be erected between politics or politicians -- politics more importantly, and the press.
You only have to look at the turnout at last week's local elections which was low, to say the least. People are disengaging with politics. If you make it more difficult for the media to report on politics, if you make it more difficult for journalists to understand what it is you're trying to do, that's going to get an awful lot worse.
Some people may say that that turnout is because of this Inquiry or because of people's general reaction of what's been reported over the last months. I'm not sure I buy that theory. I come from the perspective of someone who's worked on both sides of the fence and I just sincerely hope, sir, with respect that the result of this part of the Inquiry does not, as I say, erect yet more barriers between what is already a pretty difficult process.