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

There isn't accountability in the sense that you can vote Ofcom out, I know, and that, for many, is the big issue. The accountability, I think, has to be built in, as I suggest, in the way in which Parliament sets out the approach that Ofcom can take and the factors that it needs to take into account, but I don't deny that these are quite difficult choices to make.

I'm not sure, I should add, that Ofcom would particularly welcome doing any of this either. I didn't catch this morning whether they thought this sort of thing would be a good idea or not.

Keyboard shortcuts

j previous speech k next speech