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

Completely right. Take the BBC, for instance. They have a charter and they have guidelines and stuff. So I agree. No government, no control of content, but we're talking about a Press Commission or a press body which is examining bad conduct or investigating the possibility of bad conduct as a means of restraining it, because the hand-on-heart promises of me as an editor or Paul Dacre as an editor or Alan Rusbridger as an editor are all very well, are all sincere men, are all honourable men, as Antony said, but we need some extra authority to clean up this terrible mess that we're in.

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