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

I could understand your point very clearly, sir, because I think in every walk of life and every kind of relationship you have, there are subtle pressures. I think that's human nature. And it is up to individuals' conduct and how you respond to those pressures. So I accept what you're saying as a fact, but I do think that both the press and politicians need to make sure that they have their professional life in front of anything else so they don't compromise.

I mean, the big point about sort of a prime minister -- if a prime minister ever had put a friendship or a relationship or a cosiness with a media group before their duties to the electorate, then that would be a terrible failing.

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