Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

The Post Bag: Letters To Squall

Quiet life and Trojan Horses

Squall 07, Summer 1994, pg. 33.

Dear Squall,

A friend showed me the latest issue of Squall, I was very impressed - increasingly professional and a damning indictment, in so many ways, of the status quo. You're one of the few conduits currently in operation for dissent against the Criminal Justice Bill and therefore, in my view, invaluable for mounting anything like a concerted opposition to this terrifying piece of legislation. It's not enough just to flee to France, Spain or wherever for the easier pleasures of a quiet life. Perhaps what needs emphasizing is the way in which these changes don't just affect marginal groups (squatters, travellers, radical greens etc) but are used as a trojan horse to spring sweeping changes on an unknowing public. These affect everybody, a part of "creeping fascism" (disguised by J Major’s vision of “long shadows on village cricket grounds” etc) and this point needs to be rammed home. This is why I feel your work to be vitally important, and in the light of your appeal for funds, please find enclosed a contribution.

Yours sincerely,

Dominic Franklin