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

One of the topics that I'm required to look at is the relationship between the press and politicians at a national level here in London. I have in you four gentlemen representatives of the most significant newspaper organs that have to deal with very important government institutions that are locally based: The Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Do you consider the relationship that you have with your respective governments at that level is too close, not close enough, about right, works, doesn't work? And what is it about it that works or doesn't work? I'm asking a very general question. I won't ask you to comment upon the situation here in London because that's not what your experience is, but if you could give me some assistance, I'd be grateful.

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