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There was a lunch, I think, which took place when, in fact, you were managing director of Associated -- so this must have been before 2005 -- between you and Mr Richard Desmond, who owns the Northern Shell titles. Did you reach informal agreement with him at that lunch, as others have purported, that it was not in the interests of either newspaper to use them for mudslinging?

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