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And then, Mr Campbell, you identify what you describe as potential flaws in Lord Hunt's proposals. The first of those you have already identified, paragraph 41, the extent to which the papers are under no meaningful obligation to adhere to the system to which they sign up, lack of real detail about how the proposed contacts will work in practice, about sanctions or remedies or accountability, the fear that the industry would in any event manage to water the contracts down once general agreement was reached and followed detailed negotiations, failure on deal with the Desmond problem, and then you finally refer to too many aspects of the new system which are, in your view, common with the old.

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