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The Sunday Telegraph queries the value
of an apology by the prime minister for
the policy of deporting children to
Australia, which ended 42 years ago.
The policy - which ended in abuse and
exploitation for many of the youngsters
- was certainly abominable, it argues,
but Mr Brown had no part in it.
Saying sorry makes sense only when you
are to blame, according to the
Telegraph - otherwise, an official
apology simply marks the first stage in
the process of extracting compensation.
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