Gilligan: my lessons from Hutton

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Anonymous sources are not enough to stand up a story because however accurate they are, they can be pressured, according to Andrew Gilligan.

In an interview with the Independent’s media section, Gilligan says that the lesson learnt from the Hutton inquiry, which castigated the then BBC journalist for his flawed reporting methods, was to have “pieces of paper that you can show people” as evidence.

Gilligan says that his current ongoing investigation into Ken Livingstone’s mayor office for the Evening Standard is built on “Companies House records and documents, leaked emails and letters and the testimony, on the record mostly, of whistle-blowers”.

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