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The rounds of the various TV and broadcasting networks, you held press conferences, and then you say this in the third paragraph on page 5:

"I have been Chief Constable of Strathclyde for over four years now and the extent of my personal contact with the media has changed over that time. Initially I was keen to use the media ... " and there is the quotation about the "new sheriff in town".

"Over the years, as I believe this message has reached the public and our partners and politicians in the West of Scotland, I have taken several backward steps and left it to other people to represent the organisation in the media."

What does "several backward steps" mean in practice? What did you actually stop doing in relation to the media?

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