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I move on to the next theme. Mr Kampfner, it's 54661 under the rubric "Weaknesses of UK journalism". Mr Heawood, it's 53718, where you make the separate and different but maybe related point that what is most troubling about certain media organisations is their power. So there's weakness on the one hand and there's power on the other.

First of all, Mr Kampfner, weaknesses. There are two questions I have for you: what are the weaknesses and are they systemic? That's the first question. As a subset of the systemic point and maybe the second question: are they truly systemic, rather than being derived from what you call the laziness and pliancy of some journalists?

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