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Well, I would really endorse things that have been said by a couple of my colleagues and counterparts this morning, which is that I think at one point in my answers to you I talked about Elizabeth Filkin's findings when she said that contact with the media was permissible but not unconditional, and I said it has always been so. That's always been the case. And it's always been -- policing is always moving, it's always in action, and so is the media, and thus these arrangements need to be constantly looked at, I think, by both sides, because it's not as if there aren't disagreements and things don't go wrong sometimes and things have to be -- you know, we need to sometimes sit down and say how are we going to make sure this kind of problem doesn't occur again? You know, you perhaps need to put new facilities in place, we perhaps need to take a different approach to things.

I'm a great believer in it's about deft adjustments, delicate adjustments rather than some kind of scorched earth policy, a carpet bombing of the whole system or whatever, and breaking it down and starting again.

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