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Rhodesia (Bingham Report)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1979.

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Photo of Mr Bob Cryer Mr Bob Cryer , Keighley 12:00 am, 19th December 1979

Does the Attorney-General accept that this is a totally disgraceful episode in the Government's history? Does he further accept that people outside will now believe that there are two standards, one for ordinary folk—the Conservative Government lose no opportunity legally to attack the trade unions when it suits their book—and another for people in high places? Will he confirm the clear fact from his statement that if the crime is big enough and complicated enough, and has sufficient documents, people in very high places and well connected either by marriage or relationship can get away with it?