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

And I don't think that is lack of money. I mean, I think there are reasons the police -- and you will be looking at this -- did not investigate, reasons that News International thought it could get away with whatever it liked, because the Murdoch family was deeply embedded in our political top class. Those are the questions. I mean, if you're the editor of a Murdoch paper and you see, oh, the Prime Minister's organising a slumber party for the proprietor's wife at Chequers. Oh! Presumably that gives you unbounded confidence to do whatever you like. Or if the Prime Minister appoints an ex-News of the World editor to be his communications director, you must think: "Well, we're top of the pile. What could stop us?" I mean, that's probably more likely than questions that we don't have enough money to fight this through.

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