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

In paragraph 9 of your statement, you make it clear that your approach may be not the same as others, that others have taken a different view. You are keenly aware you haven't previously worked in a senior position in the MPS and had not experienced any of the recent difficult history, whereby the effectiveness of the MPS and its senior leaders was judged through media reporting. Is there also an implied judgment there that you were or perhaps are not in agreement with the more, if I can put it in these terms, expansive social relationships which some of your senior colleagues have enjoyed with the media over the years; is that right?

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