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The thought of the potential consequences give pause for thought.
Yet the recent allegations by former Finance Minister Andrew Davies give pause for thought in this context.
Maybe, however, the shock and scandal that has arisen this week over these defective vehicles should give pause for thought.
Another project, for instance, might give pause for thought to those who reckon children should never be let anywhere near sharp objects.
He is highly likely not to choose such a course - fights with the bookies have always ended with a bloody nose for greyhound racing - but the fact he is there might give pause for thought to those who hold the purse strings.
However, if you thought that this may be getting a bit out of hand, some further news this week may give pause for thought.