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Letter: Internet freedom

NO DOUBT Lord Irvine of Lairg is satisfied that he has prevented James Hulbert from exercising his right to freedom of speech ("Irvine closes down anti-judge website", 7 November). Along with Tony Blair, he fails to understand the internet. The pages he objects to are on Mr Hulbert's computer, at home. It so happens that they were published, until Lord Irvine's intervention, on the server provided by Kingston Internet Webmaster, which internet service provider (ISP) has now removed them.

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