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-- because we've already covered that material. It's a point Lord Condon made about a grooming process and hospitality being part of that. Your answer was that Lord Condon's answer was about what happens in the sporting world and not in the police. In fact, looking carefully at what Lord Condon said in context, he was making a general observation, which included the sporting world and the police.

I'm just going to ask you, please, to stand back from this, and without seeking to suggest that you or other journalists are acting wrongly in any way -- and that may be implied by the term "grooming"; certainly we know it's used in other pejorative contexts -- do you not agree that hospitality is part of a process, which, at the very least, oils the wheels and engenders a warmer degree of contact over time?

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