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Well, it -- I think there are two issues there. How do you pursue a story when you don't know exactly where it's going? That was the point about the Liam Fox/Adam Werritty example. You didn't know where you would end up. In that, I think the issue is you should be able to pursue a shareholder when you're acting in the reasonable belief that it is in the public interest. I think that's very important.

And the question about the responsibility of the editor, I do think it's absolutely right that the responsibility lies with the editor. As soon as you try to farm that out, you either compromise the independence and the freedom of journalists to investigate, and you also compromise the commercial organisation or the individuals who oversee the paper.

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