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

No, I don't think I am. I am expecting them to write articles, if they are writing articles, that show at least some understanding of the circumstances in which the police and security services in those instances were operating, not directly to be quoted. I have always been rather reluctant to have this phrase "a police source", because what does it mean, but I am looking with, you know, the more detailed and industrious journalists for them to have a whole picture, which they cannot get without a whole briefing.

I noticed Peter Clarke referred to the time when, at John Stevens' direction, he went round and briefed the editors. I think that was a perfectly proper thing to do.

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