Charles Clarke has admitted that among the thousand or so released foreign prisoners who should have been deported, are three murderers and nine rapists. The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens, but New Labour has not only put us all more at risk because of its criminal foreign policy- but also because of its criminal incompetence on domestic law and order issues. If this country possessed even a half-decent opposition, Blair and his corrupt cronies would have been swept from power ages ago. In the absence of any proper opposition to hold to account the most disastrous British government since the Chamberlain administration of 1937-40-there is only one alternative. A wide-ranging coalition made up of all decent patriotic citizens, of left, right or centre, to drive the War Party out of office, cannot wait a day longer.