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

If we can move the clock forward to 16 January 1981, we've seen a document -- it's KRM5 -- which is a minute; I don't know whether it's available to you, Sir Harold, dated 16 January 1981, which refers to -- it's signed by Mr Denis Hamilton, referring to "nearly three hours of talks with Mr Rees-Mogg and Mr Evans today. It emerges that the three of us are quite unanimous in favour of Rupert Murdoch as the most suitable future proprietor of the company."

Is it fair to say that certainly by the middle of that month, you were in favour of Mr Murdoch's bid on behalf of News International?

Keyboard shortcuts

j previous speech k next speech