Still opposed to death penalty

29 March 2005

I write in response to the letter from Republican of Singapore who replied to some of my comments.

Some of the comments in this letter I found offensive.

I suggest the correspondent watches Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine for a view on America’s gun culture.

I don’t trust any country’s legal system completely. I still stand by my view that any country that has the death penalty will execute an innocent person sooner or later. But that isn’t the only reason I’m opposed to the death penalty.

More than half of the countries in the world no longer have the death penalty and the sooner the rest follow the better.

I admit that Britain and Singapore are two quite different countries. I should point out that Britain only introduced conscription when the two World Wars started. I don’t know when Singapore was last invaded by another country or what the chances are of Singapore being invaded now. I would be interested to know.

However the comment I find extremely offensive is “I would like to thank Clive and the UK for their support to the US in Operation Iraqi Freedom”. Do not thank me for this. It was the government’s decision not mine. I was againts Britain’s involvement in America’s war on Iraq. Britain is not the 51st state of America.


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