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And indeed, the PCC's early statements about phone hacking only showed when the organisation made a complete idiot of itself -- only showed that if you were going to take seriously the investigative power which appears to be written in, although it's a bit vague, I think it's fair to say, they would have to do it in a consistent way and have worked it out. Just charging in a rather superficial way into a highly polarised issue and making a judgment about it that turned out to be completely wrong is exactly what not to do. So that's an illustration of where it goes wrong.

I think it's also been guilty -- I think I'm just underlining Brian's point -- of trying to pretend that it's a regulator when actually it's a complaints mediation service.

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