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Because the Daily Mail had been leading a campaign against my bill, rather to my surprise. When I announced the policy, it was no opposition worth talking about, but quite rapidly the civil liberties organisations, who I expected to be quite difficult to persuade, began to oppose, and still are, and then a few weeks ago the Daily Mail suddenly mounted their sort of tremendous attack on the policy. And as the Daily Mail readers have been given the benefit of the Daily Mail's campaign, I wished to put my response to it in the Daily Mail, so that the same readers could see where we now were.

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