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Yes, yes, very clear position. Clearly opposed to statutory regulation.

I think also -- thank you -- this holy grail has appeared of co-regulation, this term which is now used as if it's a kind of magical third way between the rock and the hard place of statutory or self-regulation, and every example of co-regulation that I've seen so far seems to be a veiled form of statutory regulation, insofar as it usually provides that somewhere in the process an elected politician has the capacity to exert some influence over the decisions or the composition of a press council or a press commission.

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