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I think -- I think there is the -- 2005 there was the terror attacks. I think initially Sir Ian dealt well with those, and then there was the issue of the Stockwell case and all the controversy around that.

In 2006, Sir Ian made some unpleasant remarks about the Soham case. Then it emerged that he had bugged the Attorney General and the head of the police watchdog. Then there was the issue later of his appeasement and promotion of Dizaei. There are a whole host of controversies which made Sir Ian be in the spotlight and I'd have not been doing my job properly if I'd ignored those. So I wasn't -- there was no need for anyone, in my opinion, to brief against Sir Ian. The stories which engulfed him were very much in the public domain and had to be reported on.

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