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On 2 Jul 2002 at 19:39, Diarmuid wrote: > I hasten to add that I am not so naive as to believe that writing to > my MP will effect any change. However, I hope that there is the > possibility that he will be forced to question his conscience and > maybe even put people's human rights above his career development. I think that people underestimate the possible effects of writing letters to MP's. I remember that a rule of thumb often used is that one letter represents 100 voters who feel that way. The civil servants (in this case the Foreign Office) take any letter from MP's very seriously. Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk