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Put punishment to the vote PEOPLE who regard themselves as being more enlightened than most and who are opposed to the death penalty brand all who do not share their views as members of the hang 'em, flog 'em brigrade.

I do not demand the return of capital and corporal punishment, but I do demand the right to have a say in the matter and not let it be left to a meagre 800-odd MPs. In no way can they be representative of millions of voters. When I have asked candidates at election times for their views on reintroduction of such punishment, I have either had a double talk meaningless reply or "I would have to think deeply about that".

There is a general election in the offing so now is the ideal time to arrange for a national referendum to be held in conjunction with the parliamentary ballot.

J Dixon West Heath Birmingham Mail September 30, 1991
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Date:Apr 19, 2013
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