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

I'm not sure that I'm thinking of statutory control. You've heard the discussion this morning. You've doubtless read the Times leader. The fact is that it seems to me to be a concern -- and I've said this to a number of people, including this morning -- that over the last 40 years there have been a number of instances of great concern. Reports are set up, people earnestly strive to produce something, the press say, "Actually, we've learnt a tremendous lesson from all this and it will be much better", and so the last-chance saloon came into our lexicon, and then a few years later there's something else and a few years later there's something else. I just ask whether there doesn't have to be something else that prevents the need for this sort of Inquiry again and again.

Keyboard shortcuts

j previous speech k next speech