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

Lobby journalists are aware of the system, and perfectly understood what was going on, but they just accepted it. The only reason that the expenses scandal came out was because Heather Brooke, a freedom of information campaigner, spent, you know, two years pursuing it through the courts until the authorities had to produce a disk, which the Daily Telegraph got hold of, but it wasn't really down to investigative journalism on the part of the Daily Telegraph, it was down to the efforts of a freedom of information campaigner.

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