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

The reasons were many. Among them were that I think we felt that the PCC was no longer doing the job that it needed to do. There were other factors, such as in the beginning of the PCC, it was generally accepted that people who made complaints to it did not subsequently go to law, but -- that was the convention. However, that had been abandoned and people had in fact started to use PCC judgments or rulings to support legal actions, so that kind of made it also a bit pointless.

We also did not really like the way that the PCC was being run at that time by various individuals.

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