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

Could I understand this, and it may be you won't be able to answer the question. The bid was pursued by News Corporation and, for commercial reasons, was the subject of objection from some other media competitors. I've understood that. The advice you've received is that the Secretary of State isn't going to speak to you directly, except in formal meetings, and you don't know whether he's speaking to others -- you've said that -- but here there's a reference to the key editors being called together to explain his decision. Is that, as it were, a press conference, which would also involve your editors, or is that -- that is, the editors of the News International papers -- or is that some other consultation process, as far as you understand it?

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