Letter: Zero tolerance

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Sir: You suggest (leading article, 8 June) that "zero tolerance deserves a fair trial". Fairness to those accused of crimes also demands that they should be able to know if and when they are breaking the law. Even if much of the statute law we are required to obey were published, it is hard to accept that most people without a legal training could be expected to know exactly what it means.

Until an attempt is made to ensure that all the laws which bind us are available to us in comprehensible forms, zero tolerance of those who disobey them cannot be just.

ERIC THOMPSON

London NW2

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