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

I don't want to jump in too quickly. In the 1970s -- I became editor of the Northern Echo in 1961, in the north of England, and I conducted some campaigns, and I disliked the invasions of privacy then. When I became editor in 1967 and into the 1970s, there was a great deal of invasions of privacy, but there was also, my Lord, a great deal of restriction in the law. For instance, in the thalidomide case -- do you want me to stop?

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