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One of the reasons that I have suggested starting at a different point than attempting to produce a more elaborate, more effective regulatory mechanism than the one that exists at the moment, is I think the problem of paying for it is a really hard one, and therefore, if you build it into an incentive system -- I won't rehearse my previous argument -- then I think people would have a stronger incentive to come up with the money to run it.

I think under the scheme I'm proposing, serious newspapers would get together collectively, they wouldn't just do this as a matter of individual declaration. They would get together to agree common codes. They might easily use external people, people from the legal world, quite obviously, to look at or indeed adjudicate some complaints and so on.

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