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

Well, I mean I come to that sort of at the end of my statement, yes, that is when I say that I think there are midways that could make everyone happy.

The press is, after all, the only industry in this country that has a profound influence over other people, over our citizens, that is regulated only by itself. There's no other industry like that, whether it's medicine or advertising, it's all regulated, and no one calls for those regulators to be tougher than our press, and yet when it comes to themselves: no regulation, "we'll do it ourselves"; which, although a lovely idea, which would be fantastic if it had worked, has absolutely been shown not to have worked for the last 20 or 30 years. You know, we've had so many last chance saloons and it's been a failure, and this is the big opportunity now, this Inquiry, in my opinion.

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