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'We will have to go back to square one if that's the case, because we have no second placer during the bidding.
It now seems at least possible that depending on the findings of the NAB investigation the contract may be cancelled and the entire process will go back to square one. Irregularities were evident early on in the process but it is over a year since the first complaint was made - by another bidder.
"I'm going to have to go back to square one and recreate the responsibilities of making sure clean sheets are a priority for the team first.
Wright continued: "Most sequels you have to contrive something so they go back to square one, unless there's somewhere deeper for them to go.
We make a difference when we go back to square one with discharge planning because the patient wants to go through rehab at a facility closer to family.
"If I want something too much, I over-train and then I get injured and go back to square one, so the important thing is keep that enjoyment in what I'm doing and build up slowly.
This is why I am calling for everybody to go back to square one." "I am calling for the resignation of the Cabinet as soon as possible, so we can go back to square one, elect a president, and maintain the dignity and rights of all Lebanese people," he added.
MP Arslan pointed out that if they failed to reach a solution concerning the electoral law, they would go back to square one. Bassil, for his part, voiced rejection "to any electoral law lacking a clear base and standard, to an electoral law made to fit the size of each political side.
Pantaleon Alvarez that the peace process with the Moro rebels would go back to square one.
"Bahrain and its people have learned the lesson, and the kingdom will never go back to square one," he said.
Do we go on with a plan that is working - or do we go back to square one? Do we waste five years of hard work and sacrifice?" Cameron said that only the Tories, as the champions of small businesses, could protect the "magic ingredient" that has powered the economic recovery.
"We must not throw this away and go back to square one. We have to deal with the flashing warning lights of the world economy."