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

"It is very notable that, when individuals holding such positions talk together, the press is the subject of their most bitter complaint. This is not normally because they want to suppress information but for two reasons: first, the amount of time involved in handling the press has risen exponentially, and second, it is so cumulatively depressing that the journalists and editors almost invariably look for the worst slant that can be put upon the story."

And then you say that is exhausting and arguably has resonance with evidence that Alastair Campbell gave, as it happens, on 1 December.

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