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

I think throughout the process what we saw is that he consulted widely, he took advice from all sides, he followed the advice at every decision point of the OFT and Ofcom, and I can't say that he didn't. It was an incredibly rigorous process around the negotiation of the undertaking, in an environment where the precise protocol for doing so, negotiating an undertaking like that, was unchartered territory. So he never ultimately adjudicated or decided, but at every step in the process I can tell you, you know, he followed the advice of the independent specialist that he was going to, and extracted a substantial undertaking and then extracted strengthenings of it.

Keyboard shortcuts

j previous speech k next speech