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Thank you. In paragraph 10, you explain your interactions with politicians, including, of course, the Prime Minister, and how frequent those were, inevitable in your position.

Can I ask you about paragraph 12, that in your view, policing was largely seen as an apolitical subject until the early 1990s, and then you chart the change, or reference the change to a comment Mr Blair made in 1993, that the Labour Party would be "tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime". So what has been the impact of that?

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