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I think the way I would do it, and I have given some thought to this, is that this new body, if they said -- I mean, you know, let's use hypothetical -- I don't really want to use Johann, it's not fair on him, but say they came back to me and said, "We believe that Johann Hari broke our code, broke the code, and in our view he should not continue to be employed by the Independent." Obviously we have our own HR. The contract is with us, the employer, but in that contract, if there was a clause saying that it would be a disciplinary matter, that if you broke the code, we would then hold -- it would be quite a brave organisation that then turned around and said, "Actually, you know what, we hear what you say but we're going to ignore it."

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