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

No, no. I was getting rid of it. I didn't want regulation of the press. I wanted self-regulation. I wanted them to regulate themselves. I may not have put it as cleverly as I should have done, but that's what I wanted. I certainly did not see myself as a regulator. I saw my job as to try and raise standards so that nobody would then be wanting to bring in regulation of the press. That was the object of the exercise: to get standards sufficiently high. People would then say, "This is fine, we don't need regulation."

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