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

It was a combination of both of them. You'll see in our risk map that we talk about one of the risks being catastrophic editorial error and indeed that was what happened in this case. We did publish an apology. After Piers was dismissed, the team -- and it was their decision, under the deputy editor at that time -- published an apology the next day and we lost a lot of readers as a result of that episode, so it was a catastrophic editorial error.

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