Letter: Advice for China

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Advice for China

Sir: Baroness Thatcher expressed "dismay" at recent harsh sentences for Chinese dissidents ("China feels Thatcher's handbag", 15 November). Is this the same Thatcher who presided over the death of Bobby Sands - a dissident MP? She also counselled the Chinese: "Never be afraid of opposition ... let public opposition come out." Is this the same Thatcher who banned Gerry Adams's voice from the airwaves? Is this hypocrisy or stand-up comedy?


Pembroke College, Oxford