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Which was clearly the -- one of the most difficult issues that the Police Service was dealing with at that time was the issue of extended detention for terrorist suspects. We had lengthy discussions at management board about what should be the Met's position on that. We discussed that with ACPO, we agreed a position. I expected my senior colleagues to accept that position. I mean, after argument, that is the cabinet message. You argue your case and then you agree that the general consensus is this, and you stay with that cabinet responsibility, and I was very perturbed when one of my management board members, quite some time later, then expressed a completely different view and so did somebody immediately below that level, and that's why that was changed.

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