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

This, I think, sums it up:

"Then again, when all this was happening, Andy Coulson was the editor and he is fucking big pals with a lot of powerful people, including top police officers."

That is exactly what you're dealing with here, ladies and gents: corruption.

Just to reiterate on that, sir, when that sentence was made to me, I then investigated further, as I made clear in my statement, and I would ask, sir, with respect, that you make it clear to the MPS that they provide with you all intelligence of police corruption, including at the very highest level, because it is there, sir. I've seen it. It's out there in journalistic circles today and it's incumbent upon the MPS to provide to you all material which is relevant to the culture and practice, which has resulted in this debacle.

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