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Yes. In that case, I think he and I would be in agreement about that. Certainly there was a universality of opposition to the tort in particular and it was a universality of opposition that we thought would spill out beyond opposition to that into opposition on wider areas of policy as well. The government, in effect, would become tainted. I think some colleagues felt that and there would be a general opposition to what the government were doing, not just an opposition focused on that particular piece of legislation and that particular provision. That was the concern that some colleagues had.

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