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And so, sir, I perfectly reasonably assumed that six witnesses would be sufficient, as it were, against one defendant. What I didn't know, because I was not shown the evidence which was the basis of the Mulcaire prosecution, was that that same evidence clearly revealed that other people who were journalists at the News of the World were clearly involved, whether they were involved directly or indirectly, but their names featured in the same place as Mr Mulcaire's name, and had I known that, I would have been more robust about continuing a line of inquiry, saying, "Excuse me, why aren't these people being prosecuted as well?"

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