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

If you took the view, sir, that Section 78, which applies a reasonable belief test to the public interest, was strengthening the position of the press, then that's good to go. But the dilemma we are in is that our press friends say that they're not doing this anyway, so why should concerns about press freedom, which are in any case misguided -- and I say this as a proud former journalist -- in any case misguided, those considerations shouldn't be seen to be holding up something which I need to deal with the many breaches of Section 55 which are going on all the time.

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