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In the last 15 or 20 years, I've watched the British press simply go to hell. There seems to be no limit, no depths to which the tabloids won't sink. I don't know who these people are but they're little pigs.
John le Carre
Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.
In Britain, they have a lot of laws to protect you, and we enforce them very strongly so that our children can stay private figures, and the British press leave us alone, which is great. It means we can go on the Tube into the centre of London because it's quicker and more fun for the kids. We can do normal things.
I am a passionate believer in freedom of speech. I would not support anything which would impinge on aggressive robust freedom of the British press, but when things go wrong and there has been outright illegality, there should be proper accountability.
When I came to Britain I was in awe of the British press, afraid of them. But they're not as ferocious as people think. In some instances they are, but when it comes to taking on power they're really deferential.
I've had much nastier things said about me in the British press than in the Bosnian press.
I've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music.
The British press have written some nasty and spiteful things about the way I look which used to affect me quite badly when it was new to me but luckily, I've learned to ignore the comments. why do they even care about how I look?
I'm not going to make general comments about the British press.
I've always worked on the fringe of the British press establishment, carving out this niche for myself.
The British press are a group of unremitting scumbags. And sometimes they use that scumbaggery to good ends, and often not.
I like the best of the British press. The best of the British press is very good.
The British press has been unfair to me and the public has followed.
The British press has an insatiable appetite for making public things that should be private. It's a prurience that I've never understood.
Sometimes the British press is maybe a little bit racist.
When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since.
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