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Mr Dacre, I've edited down my questions and I can I move to a miscellany of different topics, if you don't mind. First of all, you tell us in your statement that you turned down editorships of the Times and the Daily Telegraph because you felt you would not be guaranteed editorial independence. What, if anything, is your evidence base for that statement?

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