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Yes, it speaks for itself, but it clearly deals with the question which was bouncing around in the public last year for a long time and in Parliament for a long time: who knew what and when? And this makes it absolutely clear, beyond doubt, it seems to me, that Rebekah Wade, Brooks, was alerted in September 2006 as to what was going on, and if this is correct -- and I have no reason to think Mr Crone, on this point, wouldn't be accurate -- was reporting that the police were going to contact "the boss" to see if she wished to take it further, presumably in terms of asking them to do something or internally taking action. But to say that unless the police didn't follow that up -- to say that she didn't know would be impossible, not least because the first part of the email confirms that the information comes from Rebekah Wade in the first place.

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