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Letter: Hoddle in the dock

Sir: The argument over Glenn Hoddle's comments has wide-ranging human rights implications. He has made a statement of his religious belief, and as a result may be sacked from his job.

I suspect that this could not happen in the US, where freedom of religion and freedom of speech are enshrined in the constitution, and it would seem to be in defiance of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (Articles 18 and 19 on freedom of conscience and freedom of expression).