Letter: International law on juvenile crime

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The Independent Online
Sir: On your front page yesterday (3 March) you state that the Home Secretary is setting up new secure units to hold juvenile criminals, who would be taught 'clear judgements about right and wrong and how to behave. . .'

On page three is a report of how ministers and and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food officials decided, in secret, to undercompensate chicken farmers and in doing so broke the law.

The moral judgement expected of our children does not seem to extend to the present government.

Yours sincerely,


Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge