Born Wednesday 14 January 1914, died Friday 31 December 1993
The future regulatory arrangements for the newspaper industry need to be done in a much calmer deliberative way, in slower time when we've got beyond this media firestorm.
If you over-react to a crisis legislatively it generally ends in disaster.
I've got to be careful what I say but Glenn Mulcaire was a blagger and a phone hacker.
The last thing we want is politicians running newspapers, but so too we don't want newspapers running the government.
It's the job of a special advisor to be the eyes and ears of a minister and it's the job of a corporate lobbyist to represent the best interests of their organization.
I've been a minister and I know how cautious you have to be.
The web of influence which News Corporation spun in Britain, which effectively bent politicians, police and many others in public life to its will, amounted to a shadow state.
The serendipitous nature of hypertext links is just brilliant for a curious mind. I love it.