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

You give quite a stark example at the top of paragraph 44. You say that just after you were appointed editor of the Daily Mirror, the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, invited you to 10 Downing Street. One of the first things he asked you was when you were going to sack one of your journalists who had been a consistent critic of the government and Mr Blair in particular. You say you didn't react to it?

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