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

You can imagine it was an awful time for the business after we had published those photographs. We were literally in a maelstrom of interest in the business and media interest and frankly, it wasn't so much the publishing of the photographs themselves, which I do believe that Mr Morgan did in good faith at the time, but what happened was that in the intervening period the board lost confidence in him as editor, and that was why we fired him and that is exactly what I said to him when I did so.

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