Salisbury spy attack: moral equivalence and the defence of the realm | Letters

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Readers react to the poisoning of the Russian spy Sergei Skripal, while Helena Kennedy questions the government’s position on visas for human rights abusers

Simon Jenkins asks whether there is a moral difference between drone strikes against British citizens fighting with Islamic State in Syria and the apparent assassination attempt against Sergei Skripal in Salisbury (We’re guilty in Syria, yet rage over Salisbury, 9 March).

Perhaps I can explain. Reyaad Khan and Junaid Hussain were actively planning terror attacks in the UK, and, in the words of the parliamentary committee report, posed a “very serious threat” to this country (Briton killed in drone strike on Isis, 26 April 2017.

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