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The other point is that a huge issue was made of this in the debate in Parliament, I think on 27 January 1981, namely: was the Sunday Times economic and a going concern? Your book deals with the point in great detail and some would say that on an objective accounting view it was a going concern, although the Secretary of State concluded otherwise. But would you agree that Mr Murdoch had no role in how the accounts of the Sunday Times were presented to the Secretary of State?

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