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Peter Hain, the refreshingly candid Leader of the Commons, let the cat out of the bag. The Queen's Speech, he admitted, was designed to seize the Conservative Party's natural territory of law and order. "We are crowding out any space for them on the security agenda," he told Westminster journalists.

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