Letter: Gypsies' way of life threatened

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THE NOMADIC gypsies' centuries-old way of life in this country would be snuffed out if the Government's proposals in a recent White Paper became law.

To remove the obligation upon local authorities to provide travellers with sites and to make a criminal offence the parking of a caravan without a landowner's consent is to trap gypsies in a cynical pincer movement.

Yet the Government is committed to defending the ways of the Kurds and Marsh Arabs in Iraq. Perhaps a Tory minister could explain why the Government is not acting hypocritically?

Nial Adams

Coventry, Warwickshire