Letter: Unfair to Straw

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The Independent Culture
Sir: If Jack Straw had directed these Nazi-style remarks at black people, council tenants, benefit claimants, single mothers or any other minority group, he knew he'd have been slammed from all quarters. However, he felt he could get away with, and benefit from, picking on travellers already suffering discrimination and attacks.

Only in February, Jack Straw called for an end to a "walk on by" society. He seems to be yet another control freak who'd prefer an exploitable "get stuck in" society, where a gullible, supportive mob turns on whichever minority Jack Straw deems inferior.

MAX HESS

Folkestone, Kent

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