Letter: Woodward trial

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Sir: Ann Treneman raises an interesting point about the way British xenophobia surfaces when one of "our" girls is convicted in a foreign country. But in the Louise Woodward case it seems to me that xenophobia may, equally, have worked the other way.

If the Brits see themselves in relation to the US as two countries divided by a common language, it goes the other way too. Isn't it possible that an American jury felt the same kind of bias towards its own that Ms Treneman accuses us of feeling on behalf of Louise?


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