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My Lord, all I can do is, rightly or wrongly, I had believed that you could separate the earlier misconduct by Mr Patrick Foster and you could then say, once he had done this legitimately, that could be presented to the court perfectly properly as he had done it legally.

Now, I accept that you say that the two inextricably intertwine, but that, if I may say so, is a subjective judgment. I happen to take the view that you could separate out the one from the other.

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