Reid's Battle Plan for War on Bigotry; New Laws Pledged for Hate Crimes and Racketeering
Byline: STEPHEN DEMPSTER
THE Government yesterday announced new laws to crackdown hard on sectarianism and terrorism on the streets of Northern Ireland.
Secretary of State John Reid revealed new hate crimes legislation would be introduced in the Province, making sectarianism a criminal offence, while Home Secretary David Blunkett said a raft of new measures to target terror networks would come before Parliament soon.
The dual announcements received a broad welcome from the Province's political figures, who said the new terrorism legislation must be rigidly enforced in Ulster and noted the significance of the draft legislation in light of the conflicts in …
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Publication information: Article title: Reid's Battle Plan for War on Bigotry; New Laws Pledged for Hate Crimes and Racketeering. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Publication date: October 4, 2001. Page number: 11. © 2006 Johnston Publishing Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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