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

It can be just as difficult to do the former as the latter, and it's one of the reasons why I've spoken about enshrining the independence of the press, the freedom of expression, into the sort of language that's been used for the judiciary. The point was made, well, yes, but that doesn't mean ministers do respect the opinions of the judiciary, but that's what free speech is all about. Ultimately then somebody has to say hang on a minute, you have a duty to be independent. We have a duty to be independent and you have to uphold our independence.

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