Ex-deputy assistant commissioner Peter Clarke
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Leveson Inquiry: Informal media lunches 'required'

Informal media lunches were an "operational requirement" to balance debate over the UK's terror threat, a former Scotland Yard chief has said.

Ex-anti terror head Peter Clarke told the Leveson media ethics inquiry the press had been sceptical of the threat.

Briefings favoured no particular news outlets, and were used to explain strategy, he said.

  • 01 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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