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IN LAST Sunday's Review ('Voting for an island state'), it was reported that Anti-Nazi League leaflets carrying the words 'fuck off Beackon Nazis' were pushed through letter- boxes in the Isle of Dogs. We now accept that there was no evidence for this statement, which arose from a misunderstanding of local complaints about similar slogans appearing on road surfaces. We apologise for the error.

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I FEEL that Cal McCrystal ignores a few fundamental points when he asserts that the British National Party has been 'misunderstood' ('Voting for an Island State', Review, 1 May).

The real racists do not wear swastikas: 'Stop the BNP' campaigns ignore greater dangers in everyday British life, argues Kenan Malik

'DON'T vote for Nazis,' shout the posters plastered all over Brixton High Street. It seems highly unlikely that anyone in Brixton would vote Nazi, but even if someone wanted to, the posters would make no difference, for there are no far right candidates standing anywhere in the area. So what is the point of them?

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Letter: Neighbourhood life

Sir: Your misleading article 'Lib- Dems ready to block BNP' (Politics & Policy, 22 April) was written without checking any of its statements with this council's political leadership. To put it simply, Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats are committed to maintaining the current decentralised boundaries. We will not fix the system just because residents might decide to elect the BNP.

Local Elections: Lib Dems ready to block BNP: Tower Hamlets boundaries could change to avert racist threat - Lambeth disorder continues

LEADERS of the Liberal Democrats are planning to avoid handing power to the BNP under their policy of devolving power to the grass roots in Tower Hamlets.

Letter: Dangerous message about Millwall

Sir: It is well known that publication of selective and misleading canvass figures and polls can be used to create a bandwagon effect in by-elections, and this probably helped the BNP in Millwall last September. Your reporting of the findings of the recent Institute of Community Studies poll under the headline 'Local people 'expect BNP win' in east London' (1 April) could well have an equally damaging impact.

Letter: British National Party's campaign on the Isle of Dogs

Sir: Your correspondents (letters, 31 March) who criticise John Torode's article about the British National Party on the Isle of Dogs have little to offer but a minor reworking of last year's left-wing Easter Parade of evasions and half- truths.
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