Friday, April 4, 2008

Important - Debate in Parliament due to Sophie

The success of the petition has led to a plan for a debate in Parliament:

Murder may lead to law change April 4th

"Now Rossendale MP Janet Anderson and Haslingden MP Greg Pope are set to request an adjournment debate in the House of Commons to call for the widening of the law to include such an attack under the definition of a hate crime as soon as possible.

Their debate will have to be responded to by the appropriate government minister, but they are prohibited from applying for the debate until sentencing has taken place later this month. They will also be putting forward an Early Day Motion calling on the government to give the matter 'urgent consideration'."

Please write to your MP about this issue and ask them to back the call for a debate after sentencing in the Sophie case on April 28th.

Remember you can make a difference. Let me know if you get a response.

The Rossendale Free Press delivered this news in a contination of its excellent coverage in a special pull out section - THE tragic story of Sophie Lancaster, the 20-year-old girl killed after being attacked in a Bacup park, gained national headlines. Follow the full story in our special section" which can be found online here:

Sophie Lancaster

Meanwhile the very popular brand Alchemy worn by many alternative people has added its voice to those denouncing the crime:


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