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

Well, there is a phrase that's used, "lobby terms", which means -- it doesn't mean just off the record, it's beyond off the record. If a politician tells a lobby journalist on lobby terms that he believes the sky is blue and then goes on Newsnight later on to say that he believes the sky is red, the journalist cannot report that actually he's lying to the public on Newsnight. So you have not just off the record, you have journalists complicit in politicians' lying, when they could reveal the truth, but under the terms of trade that the lobby has, they can't say anything.

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