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

-- proceeds upon hypothesis. I haven't made findings as yet. I am merely exploring what I can do and what I should do, in advance, in fairness, if I am minded to proceed in a certain direction. So I clarify, with some degree of care, what I am saying and nobody should misunderstand. I've not made findings of fact against anybody yet. I've a long way to go. But I'm investigating the precautionary steps I have to take. I know you know that, but those who watch this may not.

So that's the issue. I'm not talking about "the press", but equally I can't say, "Well, I am sure it's not this paper, I'm not so sure about that one, and I'm sure it's this one", because that is likely to offend my mantra.

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