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Andy Parkes, the editor of Gannett-owned UK Newsquest newspapers, claims the newspapers’ editorial recommending the death penalty to be re-instated in order to provide a “solution” to the riots in London, was all a joke, reported.

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Parkes commented that the editorial was “tongue in cheek,” “a bit of fun’ and “blown out of all proportion,” according to Suggesting people should be killed seems a slightly more than “tongue in cheek,” and perhaps not surprisingly, the editorial was unsigned. Parkes didn’t disclose who wrote it, according to

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Newsquest Newspapers Claims Editorial Calling for Death Penalty for Rioters Just a Joke

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