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

Not in the main, no. I think they wanted a view from the leader of the organisation. If I were indiscreet, I'm pretty sure that would be played back to me, so I'm not that naive.

In fairness to them, I had a balanced press, I thought -- not all of it great, but a fairly balanced press over the time I was Chief Constable in Essex. They would publish criticisms when we'd got it wrong, but also when we did things right, there was a balance of reporting, I thought, from most of the media. There was one occasion which I've covered in this statement where there was a slight issue.

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