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Are riot judges reading Lenin?

At a time when people are being jailed for stealing bottles of water during the riots, let us remember that Lenin commented on this very thing.

Lenin was referring to British control of the railway system in South America when he stated: "In Britain, steal a loaf of bread and go to jail, but steal a railway and go to the House of Lords."

Given the tough sentences imposed on the rioters, have the judiciary been reading up on Bolshevik history?

IAN STEWART

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