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You'll tell us what happened after that. We touched on it when you gave evidence the first time around.

You were asked, first of all, to deal with the nature of your professional relationships with five individuals, and you've given some general background to this, Mr Wallis, at page 18313, where you explain that:

"The relationships which I forged over a number of years with the senior figures at New Scotland Yard were established by me in my capacity as an experienced journalist who I believe was respected by those I knew at the highest levels for my insight, knowledge and judgment over a range of issues, which essentially fit under the discipline of public relationships."

You say they were relationships which you built up, really, on the back of your own reputation, is it fair to say?

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