Yes, it does. It does have commercial and economical issues. But I think one of the things that this Inquiry so far has brought to the public's attention is the despicable way, in many respects, or in some respects, that some members of this profession have behaved, and it would be desperately unfair for the public to believe that everybody behaved in that way, because they do not.
But it is true to say, I think, that there are huge challenges facing this industry. We are an industry historically that is quite dysfunctional. The competition between us, not just commercial but in terms of getting the most, the best story, is such that we're not very good at even coming together to agree on saluting the great and the good. We can't agree on a system for the British Press Awards, we can't agree where it should be held. You go into a judging session sometimes, which I did many times, and it's also almost like a war zone. You have the broadsheets on one side and the tabloids on the other and they say, "We should win" and they say, "We should win".
The saddest thing is that the collective brain power amongst those who produce newspapers is pretty magnificent, and if only they could drop some of that commercial rivalry, understand and face the problems and issues that affect all of them. This is not about broadsheet, broadcast media against the red tops. These are issues that effect all of them.
I mean, I've found it quite extraordinary that the way in which TV was reporting Gerry McCann's and Kate's testimony, where they quite rightly talked about what they regarded as intrusive behaviour by photographers, particularly when they were in the car, the TV broadcasters were reporting this as if it was in the third person.
If you look back at the occasions that Gerry and Kate were talking about, count how many television cameras were there. It's as if they're not part of this issue, they're not part of this problem. They are. And unless the industry really does come together and unite and engage with courts, with the judiciary, with politicians and agree that things do have to change, from both sides and all sides, not just on ours, I think it's a pretty gloomy and grim future, but I hope that doesn't happen and I hope that through this Inquiry they will be able to unite and come together on common ground where they can change many things for the better.