FOLLOWING the statement of Robert Jay QC at this morning's hearing of the Leveson Inquiry, I would like to make the following clarification.
I am pleased to hear Mr Jay does not hold the belief that the News of the World was, 'nothing but smut' and that he was referring only to one particular article. I accept the integrity of what he says as I hope he does when I say this was not the impression I was left with.
Mr Jay is clearly a very able man. But no one is immune from making ambiguous comments.
There are important issues being debated today and I have no wish to get in the way.
I will of course comment on proceedings and will continue to do so in what I consider to be a fair and balanced fashion.