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Well, sir, what you're saying is then that if a newspaper comes up with a good idea, that the Met should therefore automatically put it out to everybody else? This was not an asset that they saw as a PR asset. I, as a journalist, saw that I could turn it into a PR asset and therefore it was no different, I guess, than from me going to them and saying, "We have a story about X or Y or Z", and them then putting it out to everybody. It wouldn't have been published in any way if it hadn't have been my newspaper's idea.

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