Letter: Simple safeguards

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Sir: In his article 'Safeguards that must follow Scott' (31 March), Michael Meacher ends by saying, 'If we are to prevent a recurrence of the late-Eighties excesses of overmighty government, something more is needed than current parliamentary procedures.'

The solution is simple: a bill of rights and a freedom of information act. Anything less is now unacceptable. Time to join Charter 88, I think.

Yours faithfully,


West Stoughton, Somerset