August 13th, 2013

Now Bad Al Weighs in to Criticise Labour’s Messaging

While there have been calls for Labour to bring back Mandy, don’t forget that other controversial blast from the past Alastair Campbell. Well he is not going to let you anyway. Campbell is the latest Labour figure to offer their, ever so welcome, two-cents on where Miliband and his message are going wrong:

“…the very good record of the last Labour government has been blunted if not lost as a political weapon. Steve Richards is absolutely right to be arguing in the FT today that Labour must be more robust in defending the record… Labour have played into Tory hands on this, and there needs to be an admission of that, so that even at this late stage, a proper debate and a proper reckoning of the record can be had.”

Thanks for your input, Alastair. 


107 Comments

  1. 1
    Alastair Campbell says:

    Come on the clarets!

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    • 7
      Vote UKIP get Hard Labour says:

      Who needs Campbell when they’ve got Farage.

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      • 14
        V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

        Labour’s record hmmm, they claim they are proud. Proud of what, turning the UK into a nation of benefit spongers, wasting all the money, borrowing to the hilt, swamping us with immigrants, fighting illegal wars, losing our eu rebate, signing off treaties without referendums, etc, etc. I think they ought to forget all this “proud record.”

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        • 31
          Bazinga! says:

          @14 +10000000000000000000000000000

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          • Post hoc says:

            @14 @30 plus all those billions they wasted on the Dome and other spectacular carbuncles. Yes, let Mandy and Campers come forward so everyone can be reminded of Labour’s shameful record.

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        • 38
          Anonymous says:

          ”Labour’s record’

          Cambell actually means… ‘Reinstate the vicious cruel bullying party-machine targetting everything and everyone and that created a false truth about the performance of Labour. And who cares if thousands die in foreign wars or fine public servants like David Kelly die – how dare he criticise me!”

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        • 47
          thick northerner says:

          it is shit around here but i’ll always vote labour cos my dad did

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          • immigrant landlord says:

            i’ll always vote labour many times in the post, and so will the 100 cousins of mine who live in 12b – can i have a job on the council now ?

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          • Northern benefit sponger says:

            I’ll always vote Labour. Those nasty Tories are reducing my benefits. I don’t know how I will afford to keep my ponies, pay for flying lessons and buy my drink, baccy and drugs now.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Not so thick. They see, like all of us, that no party is worth having. So why not vote on a promise that could happen. Even if it is only a slight chance.

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          • Eloc yrrah says:

            South speaks someone from darn sarth init

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          • It’s great up in the north east.

            Low immigration, cheap housing, no stabbings or shootings, few drug problems, lots of space (can get quite desolate) and if you can get a job it immediately puts you in the top 10% of earners.

            So stay in the south please.

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        • 52
          Dave the Conmanservative says:

          Yep, and we’ve continued to run an enormous Deficit, have no idea how many immigrants have arrived, and even legalised gay marriage.

          LibLabConners just keep on fucking up the UK

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    • 26
      Eloc yrrah says:

      Who is copying who Mad Al or Mad Frankie with that posture?

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    • 91
      10.4 highway patrol says:

      were you not the dypso senior press adviser and general svengali to one of our longer serving prime ministers ?

      effectively the eminence grise of downing street from 97 to 07 ?

      do you not feel you should judiciously retire to the elysian fields of pensionhood before someone decides to relieve of your emolument ?

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  2. 2
    On Message says:

    Cast ye not pearls before swine.

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    • 83
      PC Dixon says:

      Is that the Alistair Campbell who with Blair was personally responsible for the deaths of thousands in IRAQ ?

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      • 95
        That Ali Campbell ? says:

        And who shortly after his appearance at Chilcot where he was unable to justify the ‘beyond doubt’ claim re WMD, had a near nervous breakdown during a tv interview when asked about this ?

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  3. 3
    Antipo-dean says:

    So first we need to admit we were wrong. Then we need to admit we were wrong to admit we were wrong.

    Bad Al has yet to re-enter the reality-based community.

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  4. 4
    Ed Miliband says:

    I resign

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  5. 5
    The British Electorate says:

    The record was shit. Labour lost the last election.

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    • 56
      Dave was and is a total failure. says:

      Dave didn’t win it, in spite of a Gorgon’s open goal

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      • 72
        Jim says:

        It is reported that 53% of Tory members have left the party since the’Witney Plonker’ became leader.
        It was always a mistake to elect a failed spin doctor to lead the party, he perhaps could have done with a lesson or two from Ally.

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  6. 6
    Gordon Brown's abacus says:

    “…defending the record”??? That’s bound to knock another 10% off their poll ratings then…

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  7. 8
    Anonymous says:

    “the very good record of the last Labour government” ah-ha ha ha ha ha

    What in, wrecking everything it touched ?

    Alan Douglas

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  8. 9
    Alan Douglas says:

    “the very good record of the last Labour government” ah-ha ha ha ha ha

    What in, wrecking everything it touched ?

    Alan Douglas

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  9. 10
    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    “…the very good record of the last Labour government”

    Sorry, which bit’s he talking about? The WMD claim? The illegal war that left half a million dead? The NHS death camps that killed tens of thousands under Labour’s watchful gaze? The unfettered immigration that’s left our infrastructure crushed and Labour’s core-voters struggling to get jobs on a decent wage? Or leaving the nation’s finances totally screwed for the next 50+ years?

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    • 35
      Bazinga! says:

      The BBC have forgotten all about that.

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      • 97
        FFS ! says:

        To be fair the BBC havent forgotten about all that, they are simply projecting the consequences into the future so the Co alition can get the blame. For an example of this witness the phone hacking scandal, all of which ocurred under Labours watch during the period they were in bed with Murdoch. Now however it is associated with Cameron and to be fair its partly due to his ineptitude that this perception has taken hold. FFS !

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    • 40
      V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

      There is so much Labour did wrong that people are already forgetting. The only good socialist is a dead one.

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      • 77
        Jim says:

        You must be particularly thick if you equate the Labour Party with Socialism.
        The Labour Party was founded by the TU’s, they were always happy with a few extra crumbs from the table.
        I would imagine a ‘socialist’ would principally be interested in crushing the thieving bankers, tax evading scum, the criminals who own and direct large sections of ‘the media’, market manipulaters, and associated crooks and thieves in the legal and accounting professions out of existence.
        Are you a ‘Sun’ reader?

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        • 93
          The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

          Sorry to disappoint you Jim, but socialism is the political equivalent of the perpetual motion machine. A great idea in theory, lots of people would like to have it but there is nowhere in the world where it has actually worked.

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          • Gordon F Brown says:

            Somebody defined insanity as repeating the same action time after time and expecting a different outcome. By that definition socialism is daft. By any other criteria it is total madness.

            I know about these things…

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  10. 11
    Yeah, right... says:

    “..the very good record of the last labour government..”

    Is Bad Al back on the sauce?

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  11. 12
    The Dog Whistle says:

    The only beneficiaries of Labour’s time in office are foreigners

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  12. 13
    nellnewman says:

    “….a proper debate and a proper reckoning of the record can be had.”

    I can’t think of a better spokesman for labour than alycampbell master of the ‘wmd at 45 mins’ phrase!

    As for a debate over a proper reckoning of their record – well where to start?!!

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  13. 15
    Democracy says:

    Who elected Mr Campbell?

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  14. 16
    Dame Diane says:

    But Labour did wreck the economy. They overspent. Manufacturing halved. They increased welfare spending in boom (the opposite of what should happen). They wasted most of increased public spending on higher public sector wages. They sold our gold. They created the benefit classes and lined the pockets of the bankers – even giving them knighthoods. They borrowed even more money in PFIs which have moved offshore so that we don’t even get tax payments on the profits from them. They got into bed with Murdoch and other monopoly abusers. They missed the signs of the crash because they ignored the real economic data. They burdened business with red tape and higher taxes and particularly crucified the small businesses that actually PAY THEIR TAXES! C***S

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    • 67
      Anonymous says:

      Spot on but I can help thinking that swathes of people – voting for their own deletion – will continue to vote Labour come the next election.

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    • 74
      Jim says:

      Dame Diane,
      If all the ‘overspending’ was a problem why was ‘Dodgy Dave’ the only main party leader promising to spend more at the last election? you will no doubt recall, on overseas aid and the NHS.
      Throughout their period in opposition ‘Pasty George’ and the ‘Witney Plonker’ were consistently calling for more government spending.
      Are you a ‘Sun’ reader.

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      • 98
        put a fiver on it says:

        There we go again- when all else fails resort to personal insults.
        Isn’t that right Jim?

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    • 104
      Gordon F Brown says:

      And I stole a big chunk of all your occupational pensions…

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  15. 17
    Jimmy says:

    It looks better with ever day Butch is in office.

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    • 20
      Duty Pedant says:

      ever day?

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    • 25
      It's not just what you earn it's what things cost which makes you poor says:

      Before Labour came to power I was able to buy on a public servants low wage a 2 bed house in south London.
      After Labour left I would have had to mortgage share with four people to get the same place.
      The pump and dump economic policies adopted by Labour just to win elections has hit the poor and low paid way more than anything the coalition have done.

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      • 50
        Sahf east London boy says:

        We grew up in London on a single teacher’s wage, which bought a four bedroom house. Try that today.

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      • 69
        Jimmy says:

        So you must be hugely impressed with Gideon’s bright new idea to subsidise another housing bubble.

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        • 79
          JH3984934582930934 says:

          Housing bubble? You mean you admit there was a housing bubble?

          A housing bubble off the back of an unsustainable credit boom caused by McCavity’s placemen keeping interest rates far too low for too long, in order to mimic genuine economic growth?

          I bet that would have been unmentionable round your way before the election.

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          • Jimmy says:

            I wouldn’t entirely disagree with you but there is a difference between presiding over a bubble and using public funds to actually buy one. Besides, to do this with the benefit of hindsight even a partisan hack (no offence) would have to admit takes someone a bit special.

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          • but says:

            The Labour shadow cabinet managed to buy up
            plenty of properties though.

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  16. 18
    Alky Campbell says:

    I’m not as think as you pissed I am.

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  17. 19
    nellnewman says:

    Actually the UK labour party need to take note of their international standing – even the Aussie labour party is trying to distance themselves from UK labour. That says an awful lot!

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  18. 21
    Dodgy Dossier and Bad Al says:

    “Iraq could deploy Weapons of Mass Destruction against the UK in 45 minutes”. I think that statement dismisses ANYTHING that Campbell has to say

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    • 33
      Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

      The man’s lies are responsible for hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. The fact that he’s still at liberty rather than spending the rest of his miserable life rotting in a prison cell is one of the greatest injustices of our time.

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    • 36
      Dr Dav1d Ke11y says:

      +1

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  19. 22
    Labour is bad for your health. Just ask patients at Staffs and Dr K/lly says:

    Has he sent anyone to Harrowden Hills lately?

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  20. 28
    danny nolan says:

    ‘Very good record of the last Labour government.’

    Oh yeah, the one in which the cash machines were three hours away from not working.

    A truly vile creature.

    David Kelly – gonoe but not forgotten

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  21. 32
    Bloody Hell says:

    “…the very good record of the
    last Labour government has been
    blunted if not lost as a political
    weapon.”

    A weapon eh? As credible as those elusive WMDs!

    Though this blame Ed scenario is very telling indeed. It is unusual for the Labour Party to collectively & viciously attack their leader at this stage in the game. They have woken up to the fact that Ed is not Prime Minister material. It is too late for Labour to change their leader, the best Labour can hope for is to try & regroup and look like a credible opposition. But even this will be seriously undermined by McCluskey.

    Ed is riding on a chariot driven by two horses that are running in opposite directions & Ed will inevitably be ripped apart!

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  22. 37
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    The Labour party are brilliant.

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  23. 39
    The ghosts of dead people killed in an illegal war says:

    Don’t worry Campbell, if you are so keen to defend your record you will have plenty of opportunity to do so at the ICC in the Hague. Is it a “political weapon” that can be deployed in 45mins?

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  24. 41
    John Tandy says:

    This man, like B Liar and Lord Meddlesom, is an absolute idiot. However lets hope Ed takes as many of these idiots on board as possible and even into the current Labour Governmental department of the Party. We may then shake ourselves free from the Limp Deb clamps in 2015 ! Then we can get on and Govern the UK properly without Labour or Limp Dems speed humps….

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  25. 42
    Penfold says:

    “…the very good record of the last Labour government…..”

    Is he on chemical substances? drinking?
    As ever, Labour and its mouthpiece’s are not on planet Earth.

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  26. 43
    Ed Miliband. says:

    It’s hard to say where the Labour party is going wrong without mentioning the Elephant man in the room.
    Me.

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  27. 44
    Boudicca says:

    “…the very good record of the
    last Labour government has been
    blunted if not lost as a political
    weapon.”
    A weapon eh? As credible as those
    elusive W*M*Ds!
    Though, this blame Ed scenario is very
    telling indeed. It is unusual for the
    Labour Party to collectively & viciously
    attack their leader at this stage in the
    game. They have woken up to the fact
    that Ed is not Prime Minister material.
    It is too late for Labour to change
    their leader, the best Labour can hope
    for is to try & regroup and look like a
    credible opposition. But even this will
    be seriously undermined by McCluskey.
    Ed is riding on a chariot driven by two
    horses that are running in opposite
    directions & Ed will inevitably be
    ripped apart!

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  28. 45
    a non says:

    Have a drink Alistair and all your problems concerning Miliband and Labour will go away.
    Even better it might hasten your own demise.
    It is your ace in the hole.
    Most people , even I, am reluctant to speak ill of the dead.

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  29. 46
    Saddling our grandchildren with trillions of debt isn't a good record says:

    “Labour’s very good record?” You are smoking some mighty powerful weed, Al.

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  30. 48
    Ed Miliblunder says:

    It is like Labour is having a collective panic attack! Disturbing to watch. Labour have been sussed by the public & they don’t like it when they can’t pull the wool over the electorate’s eyes.

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  31. 53
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ed Miliband is 45 minutes away from destruction

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  32. 65
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Why do cronies like Campbell even bother lying. Campbell has serious delusional issues. Campbell you are yesterdays news.

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  33. 66
    Vazoline says:

    They really need me to sort out the mess this country is in.

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  34. 70
    Phaedrus says:

    Ed is the Charioteer whose chariot is driven by horses that are going in opposite directions from one another. Ed is no Charioteer of Delphi. Thus Ed & his party will be ripped apart from internal forces that he has absolutely no control over.

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  35. 73
    Tony, (illegal) war leader says:

    I’d love to defend my record in office but alas, alas all the documents recording what I did spontaneously combusted on the night of 6th May 2010. Surely it was a sign of His calling me?

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  36. 75
    Anyone want me to get them involved in a horrendous war that will have lasting repercussions says:

    Campbell’s a dick, end of.

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  37. 76
    Special Nurse Brodie says:

    Now Gordon, didn’t we agree you weren’t to go annoying the important people with your silly stories about a “good record while running the country”.

    Look, it’s nearly time for plop-plops!

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  38. 78
    Heaven n Hell says:

    Do you think labour could arrange a postal vote for all of us they put in the after life.
    It’s quite a substantial number.

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  39. 80
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    Hasn’t the cuunt committed suicide yet? Should lock him and Will Self in a room and play the Smith’s over and over and leave a loaded revolver in there with the pair of them.

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  40. 82
    Mark M says:

    …the very good record of the last Labour government

    ….hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha who knew he had such a sense of humour!!!

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  41. 84
    Darling the future is bright darling says:

    Milliband undermined for the rest of this year. The screw is turned in early 2014. Resignation and new Leader for Conference 2014. Onwards and upwards to an Election in May 2015.

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  42. 87
    Sall E B A'Cow says:

    Campbell should be in jail alongside Blair and Brown, Brown for selling our gold, and selling us down th river over the Lisbon Treaty, Blair and Campbell for selling us lies.

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  43. 88
    Anonymous says:

    GPs visits, visits to A&E and Consultants appointments all to be charged out at £50.

    Overnight hospital stays £20 per night. Time in Theatre to be charged out at £50 per hour.

    All under 16s to be exempt and given free NHS dentistry in return for withdrawal of Child Benefit.

    These policies to be implemented in June 2015 by a Labour Government.

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  44. 89
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    Labour’s record “very good” ??? Campbell has gone beyond spin with that nonsense claim and has, yet again, entered the realm of denial and fantasy. Loife is imitating art yet again, The Thick Of It in this instance.

    I for one hope that the lefty fools do fight the next election on their “record”; they’ll get creamed.

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    • 107
      Anonymous says:

      When he says Labour’s very good record he is referring to that pop record that they used to dance about to…’Things can only get better’…only explanation.

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  45. 106
    The Shade of Dr David Kelly says:

    One of these days Campbell …

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