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Charles Moore writes on Abu Qatada:

"Most people would agree, however unenthusiastically, that our fellow citizens should be protected by whatever rights our laws provide, even when they are persistently criminal. They must have fair trials, legal representation, sentences that do not exceed the stated dose, and so on. But, outside those London postal codes where human rights lawyers cluster more thickly than pigeons in Trafalgar Square, I have scarcely met anyone who thinks we owe comparable legal duties to every foreigner who washes up on these shores."

I have commented:

Extraordinary. Is Mr Moore actually saying that the right to a fair trial, the presumption of innocence, the right to legal representation, and so on, should not apply to people of foreign birth?

I am ashamed of what my country has become.

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