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

Where you do have a problem, though, sir, and it is worth mentioning this in terms of the Metropolitan Police, like any other -- or any police force, like any other organisation, wants to protect its own interests, and where there is a story or something which is quite critical of that police force, you're hardly going to expect them to open up. So if somebody wants to come forward to a journalist and tell a true story, something that is in the public interest that needs to be known about, then guidelines such as ones we're talking about would make that very difficult, if not impossible.

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