November 19th, 2010

+ + + Peers List Released + ++

Conservative Party

  • Tariq Ahmad – businessman and former Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party
  • Sir Robert Balchin DL -  Pro-Chancellor of Brunel University
  • Elizabeth Berridge – Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship
  • Sir Michael Bishop CBE – career in civil aviation, Chairman of The Michael Bishop Foundation a charitable foundation
  • Alistair Cooke OBE – career in education, authorship and politics
  • Sir Patrick Cormack – former Conservative MP
  • Michael Dobbs – author, presenter and adviser to Margaret Thatcher and John Major
  • Robert Edmiston – businessman and charity campaigner
  • Sir Reg Empey OBE – Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party 2005 – 2010
  • Andrew Feldman – businessman and Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
  • Julian Fellowes DL – actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter
  • Stanley Fink – Chief Executive of International Standard Asset Management and Chairman of Earth Capital LLP.  Treasurer of the Conservative Party
  • Howard Flight – career in finance; held various positions in Conservative Shadow Cabinet, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party 2004 -2005
  • David Gold – senior litigation partner at Herbert Smith LLP
  • Michael Grade CBE – past Chief Executive of Channel 4 Television and former Executive Chairman of ITV plc
  • Rachael Heyhoe-Flint OBE DL – past captain of England women’s cricket team, currently public relations and sports marketing consultant
  • Anne Jenkin – charitable and political work for the Conservative Party
  • Sir Michael Lord – former Conservative MP and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
  • Rt Hon David Maclean – former Conservative MP; held a number of Ministerial posts; Opposition Chief Whip 2001 – 2005
  • George Magan – career in finance; former Conservative Party Treasurer and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party Foundation
  • Sir Bernard Ribeiro CBE FRCS – retired Consultant General Surgeon; member of the Health Policy Research Advisory Board of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fiona Shackleton LVO – lawyer specialising in family law
  • Richard Spring – former Conservative MP
  • Tina Stowell MBE – former Head of BBC corporate Affairs; past Deputy Chief of Staff to William Hague as Leader of HM Opposition
  • Nicholas True CBE – past Deputy Head of the PM’s Policy Unit; former Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords; Leader of Richmond Borough Council
  • Patience Wheatcroft – Editor-in-Chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe
  • Gordon Wasserman – internationally recognised expert on management of police forces

“Cross Bench”

General Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, Former Chief of the General Staff.

Liberal Democrat Party

  • Dr Sarah (Sal) Brinton – Executive Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England
  • Dee Doocey OBE – Chair of the London Assembly
  • Qurban Hussain – Deputy Group Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Luton Borough Council
  • Judith Jolly – Chair of Executive Committee of Liberal Democrats in Devon and Cornwall
  • Susan Kramer – former Liberal Democrat MP
  • Raj Loomba – businessman and campaigner for widows’ rights
  • Jonathan Marks – commercial and family law QC with specialist interest in human rights and constitutional reform
  • Monroe Palmer OBE – Liberal Democrat Councillor and Chair of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel
  • Jenny Randerson – Liberal Democrat Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cardiff Central, former Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government
  • John Sharkey – Chairman of the Liberal Democrat 2010 General Election campaign
  • Nicol Stephen – Former Deputy First Minister of Scotland (2005 – 2007) and leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats (2005 – 2008)
  • Ben Stoneham – Liberal Democrat HQ Operations Director
  • Mike Storey CBE – Primary School Head teacher, former Leader of Liverpool City Council, Liberal Democrat Councillor and former Lord Mayor of Liverpool;
  • Paul Strasburger – businessman and philanthropist
  • Claire Tyler – Chief Executive of Relate

Labour Party

  • Dame Joan Bakewell DBE – writer and broadcaster
  • Ray Collins –  General Secretary of the Labour Party
  • Maurice Glasman – Senior Lecturer in political theory at London Metropolitan University and for his work with London Citizens
  • Jonathan Kestenbaum – businessman and Chief Executive of National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
  • Oona King – Head of Diversity at Channel 4 Television and former Labour MP; currently journalist and presenter
  • Ruth Lister – Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughbrough University
  • Eluned Morgan – former Labour MEP representing Mid and West Wales;  currently Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University and for her work on low carbon energy
  • Sir Gulam Noon MBE – Chairman and Founder of Noon Products and of the Noon Foundation
  • Stewart Wood – former Downing Street and HMT special adviser, lecturer at University of Oxford; previously Fellow of Magdalen College and co-founder of Nexus
  • Bryony Worthington – career focusing on promoting environmental and social change

Plaid Cymru

  • Rt Hon Dafydd Wigley – former Leader of Plaid Cymru; Honorary President of Plaid Cymru

124 Comments

  1. 1

    Oona fucking King………..?

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  2. 2
    Steve Miliband says:

    Lord Lord
    Lord Jolly

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  3. 4
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Rats, fuck and piss. They missed me out, again.

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  4. 5
    Ratsniffer says:

    “..head of diversity….” do they still have those? What do they actually do all day?

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  5. 6
    Sir William Waad says:

    Lord Lord. eh?

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  6. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    If you wear a yellow rosette chances are you will become a Peer

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  7. 10
    Oona what the fuck has she ever done King says:

    Oona King?????

    What has she ever done?

    Fucking Joke, but I suppose after sending the fat fuck Prescott to the Lords Labour are already scraping the bottom of their shit filled barrel.

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  8. 13
    Dai Rhea says:

    Nice to see Dafydd Wigley ennobled at last. Coincidentally I’ve just received an email from his daughter-in-law’s brother (or that’s who I take it to be).

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    • 92
      Hywel Dda says:

      At long last a peerage for Dafydd Wigley – a well respected former MP who did a huge amount for children with disabilities. You will be hard pressed to find anyone in Wales without a good thing to say about him.

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      • 122
        Anonymous says:

        I could say a bad point about any politician in Wales, but for him nothing- he’s that good!
        Did amazing work for children with disabilities, the whole of Wales and best of all a true well respected gentleman and politician!

        If only he was F.M of Wales…

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  9. 15
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Fuckin hell !!!!!!!

    Wankers !¬!!!!

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  10. 16
    Selohesra says:

    Would be funny if David Gold the pornographer got lorded rather than the other one

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  11. 17
    Steve Miliband says:

    Well, well, well, Joan Bakewll a lefty.

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    • 44
      Cassandrina says:

      Perhaps it is on merit rather than politics? – would be a first for Labor.

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    • 112
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      You don’t say!

      This is the Joan Bakewell that used to shag Harold Pinter.

      Can’t imagine Pinter wanting a shag with anyone who wasn’t an out and out lefty.

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      • 114
        Bagg that puss says:

        I bet Pinter broke into a long monologue before hand – or after hand even.

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        • 117
          Old Tory Bigot says:

          Yes. The prologue really got her in the mood apparently.

          Harry and Joan: adulterers of fairly low morals, who enjoyed pontificating on the moral failings of the lower orders.

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  12. 18
    Charles e Hardwaffler says:

    In the teachings from Chairman Mao and Marx , The NWO which will stop war and dissenting speech are the way to protect freedoms .Graphics fiedilty and zen bring progresive thoughts to the front of your mind , When you read about stalin and Hitler ( Yes they had a few bad points) , you read about passion and well meaning .

    I had a chat with George Soros many years ago and he understands that sometimes you have to experiment before you get it right , So if we learn from the mistakes from the past and improve the understanding of people and get the real message out about working for a greater good .

    The reason David Cameron does not understand is he is unable to use his brain for enlightened thinking . He is part of a right-wing fringe and has no time for tao and Marx . This is a massive mistake .

    Enjoy some herbal tea

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  13. 21
    Alex says:

    Does this mean the new Labour peer Lady Bakewell of Tarts will continue as an “impartial” presenter on the BBC?

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  14. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Arrest and shoot all of them.

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  15. 24
    I hate New Labour says:

    Oona King?

    For what? Services to Galloway?

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  16. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “•David Gold – senior litigation partner at Herbert Smith LLP

    Isnt he also co-owner of West Ham utd ?

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  17. 26
    Hugh Janus says:

    Good to see that the Conservatives have made a start on redressing the imbalance that NuLiebour so desperately tried to create. However, the kudos attached to a peerage (if that’s the right word) was so devalued by Bliar and co this list is almost meaningless.

    At least NuLiebour should be about £10m better off today???

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    • 39
      pissed off says:

      An even better way to redress the balance for the man in the street would be to have an elected upper house.

      Until the fuckers are stopped from planting their stooges in the place the notion that the House of Commons is democratic is utterly laughable. Whatever legislation the lords don’t like they just send back for them to ‘try again’.

      Shoot the bloody lot of them.

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  18. 28
    Michel d'Anjou says:

    Well done Howard Flight. A rare case of someone who actually knows what he is talking about.

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    • 70
      Maximus says:

      But is the probability better than that of a monkey with a typewriter banging out the works of Shakespeare?

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    • 75
      Lurker says:

      And Sir Michael Bishop
      Built bmi up then negotiated a high price for Lufthansa to buy him out
      At least he’s done a bit more than Oxford PPE, NUS President, MEPs bag carrier, etc.

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  19. 31

    Bryony Worthington – career focusing on promoting environmental and social change.

    Promoting ‘social change’…?

    C*nt….!

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  20. 34
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Could someone explain why Edmiston’s nomination has now been unblocked by the House of Lords Appointment Commission??

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  21. 34

    Bryony Worthington must have been a typo: they must mean Bryony Gordon.

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  22. 41
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “•Alistair Cooke OBE – career in education, authorship and politics

    Fuck me and he still opens the batting for England !!!!

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  23. 43
    Martin Day says:

    It’s a disgrace that Guido Fawkes was overlooked

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  24. 51
    Cassandrina says:

    Really scraping the barrel here, as always.
    The only one I can commend is Patience Wheatcroft.
    All the others are second class at best.
    Broken Britain.

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  25. 54
    AnonyOne says:

    Susan Kramer?! The manwoman that London didn’t want now gets to lord it over the country.
    Who says failure doesn’t pay.

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  26. 55
    william says:

    Who voted for this lot?

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  27. 56
    Sir William Waad says:

    Bit of a rough crowd, what? I’d say it was high time they stopped calling these retired politicians and assorted bigwigs ‘Lord Salt” and “Lady Pepper”. It confuses them with people who really are lords. We should title them ‘senators’. They could still wear fancy dress to be inaugurated – togas for the chaps and stolas for the ladies, perhaps? Think of Prezza in a toga – coo er gosh posh eh?

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  28. 71
    geekparent says:

    Gah! Sal Brinton failed to get elected in Watford twice – obvious answer – give her a peerage.

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    • 79
      Baroness Sayeeda Warsi says:

      Failure worked in my favour too.

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      • 85
        Christian Guru Murphy says:

        Susan Kramer. Lost in Richmond for trying to save her seat by spreading false rumours about Zac Goldsmith and destroying Tory Party literature and signboards. Lost chairmanship of the LibDems because the LibDems didn’t think she was worth it. Obvious answer – give her a peerage.

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  29. 73
    The Watcher says:

    #
    # Bryony Worthington – career focusing on promoting environmental and social change

    COMMIE ALERT

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  30. 77
    pissed off voter says:

    Another good day to bury bad news. According to Cameron it’s transparency and transparency that puts the brakes on extravagance, so full marks for publishing department spends though it needs some tweaking.

    However, slipped in and reported by only one source that I can find is IPSA’s little gem which opens the door for a return to the duck pomd culture for ‘honourable members’ .

    Is this a left hand/right hand cock-up or a calculated strategy??

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/8144531/MPs-expenses-will-not-be-published-says-IPSA.html

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  31. 78
    Yasmin Hailbut-Brown says:

    I’m entitled! So where’s mine?

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  32. 81
    yalleriron says:

    Good God Almighty, what an appalling list of shits and crooks! This is going to cost us a pretty penny in fiddled expenses, and no doubt Paul and Uddin will be in big demand to explain to the newbies how to do it and get away with it.

    Never was the expression “Ermine Vermin” more apposite.

    As for the obnoxious and toxic “Oona King”, words fail me……………!

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  33. 82
    Pip says:

    So Gulam Noon -” it wasn’t my fault Lord Levy made me do it” – finally gets his reward.

    They squat like toads on the reward conveyor belt, wallet prostrated before them. Rejected first time round ? No problem, back on the conveyor, we’ll see you right.

    Sickening.

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  34. 83
    Desperate Dan says:

    Michael Grade? That must be his reward for the crap content of the millennium dome and for flogging off the BBC freeholds and for moving half the BBC to the property developers’ dream in Salford and for appointing Mark thompson and for driving the BBC downmarket.

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  35. 87
    Alexander says:

    Paul Strasburger…. Good grief! Qualifications: Donated lots of money to the Lib Dems and tried to keep fraudster Michael Brown out of prison.

    A lot of bad ones here, but for me Strasburger takes the cake.

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  36. 91
    Tart says:

    I see Joan Bakewell is on Labour’s list. Another loyal BBC journo rewarded for their years of sterling impartial journalism.!

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  37. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Richard Spring – Legend! Top bombing.

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  38. 96
    OONA FUCKING KING says:

    WHY THE FUCK DID THE GROVELING LITTLE SHITEBAG CALLED OONA KING GET ANYTHING? SHE HAS ALL THE SINCERITY AND HUMANITY OF AN SS SHOWER ATTENDANT. SLIMED HER WAY TO UP THE LADDER. WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE.

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    • 110
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Sacked by the electorate then straight into a sinicure specially invented for her while she waits for her enoblement.

      Chanel4 are the same gang of trots, and Bolinger Bolsheviks as the Grauniad and the BBC.

      It makes me fucking retch.

      ‘Head of DIVERSITY’ – whell of course, what else would she be.

      She’s a scumbag.

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  39. 100
    Rat's arse says:

    Hang on, let me get this straight……… Labour gets rid of many hereditary peers to make way for more ‘worthy’ people to be made Lords by said Labour Party.
    How fecking ‘worthy’ is OOna King? It strikes me that if you’re really really shite [Lard Presc@nt, The Kinnocks, Charlie Forkbender - you know, the one who likes to say b@ll@cks on the Daily Politics] etc., you are bound to get a peerage. I’m just surprised Labour didn’t put Peppa Pig up for one……… hang on a minute, I know why she didn’t get one, she stood Labour up at one of their dreadful election conferences and Labour NEVER forgive a slight do they?

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  40. 101
    Ken is the leader of the GLC says:

    Oona King! Sweet Jesus. What has the world come to?

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  41. 103
    Evie Lennon says:

    For once, words fail me!

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  42. 104
    Postlethwaite says:

    Nicol (Never done a days work in his life) Stephen.

    (except maybe to get the aberdeen by-pass routed away from his mother’s house).
    MP for nine months – did not like Westminster and electorate did not like him – that Nicol Stephen (chokes)

    Cannot believe i . . . hold it, building hit by flock of pigs.

    Worked with his skool chums in the past. The kindest thing they said about him was ‘smarmy bastard’.

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  43. 105
    Lordly Scary Maths says:

    With the Lordly total getting near to 750

    If they dip their noses in for a day = £300

    750 x £300 = £225,000

    or if they manage a 5 day week

    5 x £225,000 = £1,125,000

    can we really afford over a million a week for that bunch.

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    • 107
      HSE says:

      The place must reek of old piss and farts.

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      • 108
        Lordly Scary Maths says:

        Which because of the cost to the public of producing that quantity of old piss and farts would make them more expensive respectively than champagne and caviar!

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  44. 106
    Sophie says:

    We now have 800+ troughing piggies in the Lords.

    How is this fiscally sustainable?

    With President Van Rompuy laying out the future for Britain why do we need this mega expensive pig sty draining us further?

    It just goes to show that no expense is spared keeping the political class in the lap of luxury – even when the country is flat broke.

    It seems we are all in this together – except for the political class who refuse to take any prudent measures to stop bleeding the country dry.

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  45. 109
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Dame Joan Bakewell. Didn’t she used to be known as the thinking man’s crumpet. Can’t be much of a thinking woman if she still supports Labour after all they’ve done to the country during her lifetime.

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  46. 118

    That dire Julian Fellowes ennobled. Muck Fee hope for us all. Oona King got it for smiling a lot and being nice. As for the rest if I donate £65 (week’s dole) can I have a Dukedom?

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  47. 119
    Atilla The Hun says:

    Dannatt, cross bench, do they think we are all zipped up the back with no memory of the last 12 months.

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  48. 120
    Fuck off Politicians says:

    just about says it all, this, don’t it??

    if we needed any further proof that MPs and Peers and the political system in this country is CORRUPT – this is it

    They can all fuck right off

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  49. 121
    gildedtumbril says:

    Those who wear ermine tend to be vermin. A saying of my long lamented maternal grandmother.
    She was ill educated but wise, nonetheless.

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  50. 123
    Cumbrian says:

    Have we forgotten David Maclean ?
    Used a private members bill to try and exclude MPs from the FOI act therefore hiding their expense claims.
    Member of the Commons Commission Committee who spend £2 million of taxpayers monies in a failed high court bill to stop the publication of expenses claims and then ordered the claims to be reacted.
    Flipped his home in Cumbrian to avoid £70,000 in capital gains.
    Spend £3500 on three TVs for his london flat on expenses because he needed to keep up with the news.
    Bought a quad bike on expenses.
    Spend £1000 on internet connection whilst on holiday on expenses
    And finally, spend £19.99 on a Remembrance Sunday wreath and claimed it on expenses.
    Nobody better qualified to advise fellow Lords on their expense claims !!!

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  51. 124

    Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses.

    As if more proof were needed here it is: Damning evidence that Cameron’s NuCons are just as bad as Tony’s NuLab.

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