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Maybe, Mr Dacre, but it may be said that this is really a litmus test paper issue, that it's because the PCC cannot dictate, that the editors are given too much discretion and they tend to come up with the arguments you've just advanced, that under a regulatory system with teeth, the PCC would be able to say, "Like it or not, you must publish it in a certain way", and that is likely to be a greater punishment for the very reasons you're suggesting, that if a red top doesn't have much room on the front page, it's all the more painful to force a red top to do it on the front page?

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