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

Yes, I mean, the Times, from the outset, has called for an end to -- I think my editor called it "marking our own homework". We accept that there is a need for a stronger independent regulation. Like everyone else from the newspaper world who has been before this Inquiry, we would prefer that to happen without a statutory backdrop. But the ideas that have emerged in recent days seem to be a start along the way to getting a system of regulation of behaviour and standards in dealing with complaints. Whether it can be done without statute is a matter for Lord Justice Leveson, of course.

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