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It's generally supportive of the police position, and particularly of what we would regard -- well, what are described as rank and file officers. I think the Sun, back in the mid-1990s, identified that it was a paper that was widely read in police canteens, as it is in army NAAFIs, et cetera, so we saw rank and file officers as being part of our core readership, and therefore we tried to be largely supportive to -- in their interests -- you know, of their interests. But that is not to say that we were blind in our support, and there were plenty of occasions where, you know, when required, we were -- well, rightly critical of police actions or the behaviour of police officers. But in general terms, we were supportive.

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