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Sense of unfairness on gypsies - PM

David Cameron has admitted ordinary people often feel there is one law for gypsies and one for the rest of society.

The Prime Minister was replying to a question from a Tory MP who represents Essex constituents trying to close a local gypsy site.

Conservative John Baron, the MP for Basildon and Billericay, said: "The law courts have agreed with Basildon Council that the illegal Vale Farm travellers' site should be cleared, but because the previous government stopped the council taking action the site has mushroomed in size."

Speaking at Prime Minister's questions in the Commons, Mr Cameron said: "I know he speaks for many people about this sense of unfairness that there is one law that applies to everybody else and, on too many occasions, another law that applies to travellers."

Mr Cameron pledged to arrange a meeting between Mr Baron and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles to "look at what more can be done to make sure we have real fairness - genuine fairness - for all communities in our country".


From Belfast Telegraph