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I suppose it's part of my background. The Metropolitan Police used to have an enormous book called "General orders", long since extinct, but it was a description of all the things you shouldn't do. It was all the disasters that had happened over the years and how you shouldn't do any of them, and I don't think anybody took any notice because it was too complex, much to complex. It was only a sort of post facto issue that this was the particular part of the discipline code you'd breached. I'm much more into an aspiration for people to behave well and to be challenged if they don't behave well.

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