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Letter to the BBC

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24th Nov 2004 | 08:30

On the Today programme this morning (24 Nov), the Home Office minister Caroline Flint justified the recently announced crime bills on the grounds that terrorism is a new threat. This is offensively ignorant, and well illustrates the way the Labour government is exaggerating people's fears in order to gain political advantage.

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The Lusercop

from: lusercop
date: 24th Nov 2004 08:41 (UTC)

Is that a "you wrote a letter to the bbc" or "you want to in response to this" or "caroline flint wrote one" ?

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 24th Nov 2004 08:48 (UTC)

That's what I sent to the BBC (and the Guardian and the Home Office)

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The Lusercop

from: lusercop
date: 24th Nov 2004 08:53 (UTC)

That's what I assumed, but I just wanted to clarify it.

Nice one.

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No really!

from: cammuppet
date: 24th Nov 2004 09:05 (UTC)

The IRA was just a figment of our imagination.

And obviously we need more draconian legislation now than for the last 3 years as the WoT has made the world safer!

Wibble spong fnord!

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