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I'm comfortable with the relationship myself and the paper has with politicians. Sort of aside from what Spencer said, most of my dealings wouldn't really be with local councillors, it would be kind of similar to John, it would be with senior government -- with whether it be Scottish government or UK government ministers, et cetera.

In terms of the relationship, I think it works well. We like to think we share the common goals of the politicians, which is to make Scotland a better place for Scottish people and our readers. I think the important thing is yes, it could be easy for either a politician or for an editor to go too far or for the relationship to become too cosy sometimes and it's incumbent upon your professionalism and moral compass that both sides don't allow that to happen.

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