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Perhaps guilt about being the cause of her loneliness goaded him into softening the blow of being alone on Valentine's Day.
Perhaps he is softening the blow for those fans anticipating moves for big names.
However the job losses are understood to include the loss of 400 posts which have been announced previously, softening the blow for staff.