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Sir John, could I just pick up one of the points you made, and then make an offer to you.

One of the examples you gave concerned the way in which the framework agreement had been leaked and then reported in the Times. You were understandably critical of the way in which it had been presented in the Times, given the concerns that you, through your offices, had expressed and the risks that would thereby be run to the peace process. I understand that entirely, but I'm not quite sure how one would fit some mechanism for redress into that, while entirely respecting the ultimate freedom of the press, which sometimes may indeed include a freedom to behave irresponsibly.

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