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Mm, and this is the horns of dilemma, with respect, that you're on. Because you, as a lawyer, will say to -- whether it's me or a client or whatever, you know, one-off anecdotes make poor law. I can see some awful things that have happened. You look at the McCanns. How can your heart not -- you know, it's horrendous what happened to them. But sometimes, you know, storms happen, and they shouldn't, but they do. And the McCanns -- you've got this perfect storm of what the Portuguese police were saying to the press out there. You know, they were feeding this stuff all the time, all the time, and a media -- and this was not just print media, don't let us forget. You're quite right when you include not just the web but TV and, you know, all of these people. There was a feeding frenzy, and that does happen occasionally.

Thankfully, it doesn't actually happen that much, and in the main, I believe that the British national newspapers are far tamer now than they were certainly ten years ago, and nothing like they were 20 years ago. And, you know, single cases, do they make good law? I don't know. I can see we have had cases and your heart goes out to them. I mean, trust me, I do know this, but in terms of the invasion of the privacy of most ordinarily citizens, I don't believe it exists anything like the same level.

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